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Orkney seeks architect for £7.5m care home

Stromness Orkney Islands Image by Geoff Wong
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Orkney Islands Council is seeking an architect for a new £7.5 million care home

Planned to complete in 2018, the project will replace the existing St. Peters House care home with a new facility nearby.

The existing building currently houses 32 residents with low to medium dependency levels and ‘does not lend itself to upgrading and modernisation’ – according to the council.

The new centre will be constructed on a 17,000 m2 site near to the Garson Housing development and the Grade B-listed disused ‘Garson House’ overlooking Stromness harbour.

According to the contract notice: ‘The aim of the project is to replace the existing ageing care facility in Stromness, Orkney with a new modern care facility to provide high dependency care for the elderly in Stromness and the West Mainland of Orkney.’

The document continued: ‘This new accommodation, with a capacity for 40 residents will be designed and built to meet the requirements of current legislation and the Care Inspectorate, and cater for a high degree of physical frailty and dementia. The design will also include four dedicated bariatric rooms.’

‘The overriding ethos of the new facility should be that of enablement; that is supporting individuals to regain and retain the maximum levels of independence that can realistically be achieved.’

Both mechanical and electrical engineering and structural and civil engineering services will also be required.

The deadline for applications is 12noon on 19 January.


How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Ross McEwen
Development and Infrastructure
Orkney Islands Council
Council Offices
School Place
KW15 1NY

Tel: +44 1856873535
Email: ross.mcewen@orkney.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1856876158

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