Falkland Islands care home sections head off from Scotframe in Inverurie
By David Porter
Published: 09:59, 03 March 2022
Tussac House is set to open in 2024
THE first sections of what will be the first assisted living facility for the Falkland Islands left Inverurie based Scotframe’s headquarters this week.
The facility which as commissioned by the Falklands Islands Government through partner, RSK Falkland Islands Limited, will be constructed 8000 miles away at a site in the capital Stanley.
The single-storey building comprises 32 extra care apartments made up of one and two-bedroom units, as well as single bed, short-term accommodation for respite-care plus associated staff and ancillary services.
Each apartment is designed to adapt and change for the needs and abilities of the individual and as a home for life, incorporate innovative assistive technology, dementia friendly design principles, and wheelchair accessible kitchens and shower rooms.
This facility will, when completed, free up much needed capacity in King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) as part of a phased strategic development plan.
This is the latest project for Scotframe in the South Atlantic having previously supplied 120 housing units, a combined library and training centre, as well as classrooms for the island’s nursery.
The facility, which will be known as Tussac House, has been fabricated using Scotframe’s Valutherm+ wall panels.
Ruairidh Brown, design project manager at Scotframe, said, “We have a long association of working with the Falkland Islands, but this is an exciting new project, and we are delighted that they have chosen Scotframe to supply such a key facility. ”
The care home will be shipped from the UK via Montevideo, and then onwards to Stanley in a journey that will take almost five weeks.
Further shipments will be made later this year, with initial construction scheduled to begin in April 2022.
Tussac House is scheduled to be complete by early 2024.