The Toryglen Nursing Home development is a part of Glasgow City Council’s multi-million pound programme to build five new care homes and four day centres in the city. Following a successful partnership on a similar project last year, DTE was brought in by contractor City Building LLP to supply attic trusses and Finnjoist floor cassettes for the 120-room, eight-wing site.
The original project design was a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) new-build, officially approved with a budget of £45 million. The Devon Partnership NHS Foundation Trust felt this was unaffordable and instead used a Procure21+ contract funding process to bring the entire project within the budget constraints of £27 million. This included the replacement of the existing regional medium-secure unit, the Butler Clinic, with a new medium-secure facility to hold 60 beds, divided into four ward areas.
The majority of the original hospital site was built in the 1930’s and had been in need of either renovation or replacement for a long period of time. The site houses the Trust’s forensic service which provides care and treatment for patients with a wide variety of mental health and learning disability needs. Langdon Hospital offers services for people from Devon and Cornwall as well as other surrounding areas. The unit was designed to offer a ‘last stop’ for mental health patients prior to entry back into the community.
Between December 2013 and February 2014, DTE Ilkeston worked with McCarthy & Stone on a huge project supplying the full roof package for a block of 63 retirement apartments in Southport, Merseyside.
The supply included everything from wall plates and above, including the uPVC eaves package and gable cladding timbers, as well as a remarkable 597 trusses, which were split between three main deliveries
Created in 1972, The Spinney, a centre in which the Local Community Association could run a play scheme, was founded by Peterborough Development Corporation and the City Council. The building was threatened with closure on numerous occasions but the local community fought hard to keep it open. Sadly, in the summer of 2013 the council made the decision to close the centre, leaving the parents and children without this widely used and much loved centre. However, faith was not lost and local residents, Little Miracles and the Scouts Association decided to create a new management community with the aim to save The Spinney. The community’s hopes were lifted by the BBC show DIY SOS and amazingly the project was accepted to be involved in a programme with aim of engaging with businesses to build a brand new centre built.