Following on from nearly half a million pounds of investment the 150-year old Alexandra House in Dudley has been reinvigorated as Rosewood Care Home.
The Victorian building was previously a residential care home from 1986 up until two years ago when it had to close due a non compliance with current building regulations.
However since July last year Alexandra House has been undergoing extensive building works and in the words of John Jewkes, Director of Three Lions Building Contractors, the building looks like a ‘new build project.’
Speaking to Premier Construction about the transformative works carried out, John said:
“The works carried out on Alexandra House are to bring it in line with current regulations.
“This has involved the installation of an en-suite into every room; we have also re-plastered, decorated and painted the whole care home.
“A new timber roof was also fitted as the old roof was as old as the building and had rotten through.”
Considering the age of the building where there any issues with the build? John said: “This project was interesting but awkward, you can plan to an extent but the more work you do on the building like this the more problems you uncover.”
Works were successfully completed on Alexandra House in January and Rosewood Care Home is now open.
Speaking about the development, a spokesperson from Rosewood Care Home said:
“Rosewood has been lovingly renovated and converted to offer outstanding levels of care as well as being a home from home for you or your loved ones.
“All bedrooms are spacious and well equipped and have been designed to make sure our residents feel at home in the warm and comfortable settings. Residents are encouraged to bring personal items with them to promote an atmosphere of familiarity.
“We understand that choosing the right care home is a big decision and one that should be made with assistance from relatives and loved-ones. We encourage prospective residents and family members to assist in visits to ensure they feel comfortable in our home.
“Rosewood Care Home works under a philosophy of care that dictates that all residents shall live in a safe and comfortable environment, where they are treated with respect and equality irrespective of their needs and backgrounds and in an environment of trust and familiarity.
“We believe it’s extremely important to promote independence and understand that all of our residents should be treated as individuals. As such, each resident has a plan of care designed around their requirements and preferences, granting them choice in aspects of their daily routine.”