We are pleased to announce that the building work, on the 20-bed extension to Bruce Lodge care home in Offerton, is to begin next month.
The extension will be a modern, dementia-friendly design, with small clusters of 10 bedrooms, all en suite, over two floors with plenty of open-plan living space. The improvements will help our residents to stay independent for longer and enhance their quality of life, in comfortable and inspiring surroundings that better suit their needs.
The programme of work has been designed in phases, through to December 2019, to minimise disruption to our residents, visitors and staff.
Mark Ward, CEO of Borough Care, said: “With so much good practice available now in the design of homes and living spaces for older people, particularly those with dementia, it’s important that we continue to invest and modernise our homes, so our residents can live their best possible life.
“Colour, lighting, fixtures and smaller household style living is what will make homes like Bruce Lodge fit for purpose and will help us meet the ever-growing demand for high-quality, care home provision in Stockport.”
As well as additional bedrooms, the communal space on the first floor will open out onto balconies with outside seating, overlooking the south-facing garden. On the ground floor, a glass-framed terrace with seating, will also give direct and secure access to the large, front garden.
The build will include a new entrance hall and office, freeing up social spaces for residents within the home and the current entrance hall will be extended to offer a garden room with doors leading out onto the newly landscaped gardens.
Rosaleen Charles, Care Home Manager, Bruce Lodge, added: “We’ve spoken with our residents and their families and we’re excited about what this transformation will offer everyone living and working here. It’s going to be a busy time, but we’ll be working closely with the contractors to make sure we keep daily life running as usual. Our residents’ needs, care and safety are always our top priority.”
If you are visiting Bruce Lodge over the coming months, there will be more vehicles and some movement restrictions at times, as machinery is moved around. Please bear with us if you have to wait, or don’t have access to your usual space.