A MAJOR upgrade to a sheltered housing complex is being delivered by Procast.
It will see a significant leap in quality for Salmon Court in Bo’ness, which provides supported accommodation in 26 individual flats.
That number will increase to 28, with the addition of two all-new, one-bedroom apartments in the three-storey property, which is operated by Falkirk Council.
The alteration and extension project, which starts this month (January, 2021), is due for completion in about six months at a cost of £200,000.
The works will include the construction of new link corridor between sections of the existing building, which dates back to 1982, plus:
Challenges associated with the project will centre on the fact that Salmon Court has a town centre location, so deliveries of materials will have to be managed carefully.
Any deliveries will also have to be carefully timed, since no storage facility is available local to the project.
Housekeeping will be paramount because the works will be delivered while the sheltered housing complex remains operational.
This will involve tight management of a large volume of down-takings in live environment and the control of any noise disturbance.
A Procast spokesman said: “This is a very exciting project for Procast to be trusted by Falkirk Council to deliver
“Due to the nature of the operational facility, we will adopt many measures to reduce disruption to the residents and the wider local community.
“The new facilities will be a great addition to the property and to the wider local community.”
The project is similar to the one recently completed by Procast at Bonnyton House care home in East Renfrewshire.
Procast are currently completing other programmes of works for Falkirk Council, namely roofing and rendering upgrades to residential properties.