The Little Sisters of the Poor offer quality nursing and residential care to low-income elderly and they have had a presence in Manchester since 1862. The current home was opened in 1980 and offers outstanding rated care.
John Turner Construction was awarded the contract to deliver a new 3 storey care wing to provide 18 new nursing care bedrooms, ancillary spaces such as assisted bathrooms, sluices, storage areas and nurse stations along with a floor of new independent living apartments.
In line with the client’s ethos, the new nursing rooms are equiped with en-suite bathrooms, built-in wardrobes and a small kitchenette facility to create a homely environment, allowing family members to congregate in the resident’s own room, extending privacy and visiting time.
Following on from this new build project, John Turner Construction was awarded phased alteration and refurbishment works to the Private Convent area. This included a mixture of living accommodation, the Chapel, dining room, bedrooms, infirmary rooms, offices, kitchenettes, bathrooms and stores. The scheme also included the provision of new mechanical and electrical services, internal doors, fire compartmentation, external doors and windows.
Continued use of the building during construction works was carefully maintained through detailed planning and regular dialogue with the client.
Client: Little Sisters of the Poor
Value: New build (phase 4) £3.1m / Refurbishment (phase 5) £2.1m