St Joseph’s Care Home

Little Sisters of the Poor

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

Our client’s responses

” John Turner has won a number of tenders at Edge Hill University and has been consistently successful in completing high quality projects, on programme and on budget. “

” I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your entire team who were responsible for delivering such a successful project. We would especially like to recognise the dedication and commitment your team gave the project which was completed with minimal disruption to our hospital functions. ”

” The project has been a real success and this is due to the professional and well organised manner in which John Turner’s staff conducted themselves. There was excellent communication with a priority for safeguarding the pupils and staff at all times. “

” It is extremely refreshing to know that the enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and humour is still available in the right proportions to make things happen in the construction industry. What is most pleasing is that at all times, the requirements of the Client and Church of England Pensions Boards as the end-user was paramount. Collectively, we have achieved completion on time, a building within budget and in some areas exceeded the client’s expectations. “

” Just a line to express my thanks and appreciation of your sterling efforts to secure the completion of this project within the agreed programme. I am impressed by both the attitude and approach of your organisation. Thanks once again on behalf of my colleagues and the clinical staff with whom you developed a true spirit of co-operation under difficult circumstances. “




Years RoSPA Accredited

Over 130

Directly Employed Trade Operatives