Heathlands Residential Village, Prestwich, Manchester
Refurbishment of Central Communal Hub Facilities
Saffer Cooper were appointed to undertake the initial consultation and handle the project management for the remodelling and refurbishment of the central hub works. This scheme is part of the wider Heathlands village vision put in place by the executive management team of the Jewish Federation led by Karen Phillips, CEO.
Since the transfer of Heathlands to The Fed, there have been new works initiatives across the site and the work due to complete in December 2015 includes new entrance areas, a medical suite, atrium with shop, extension of coffee lounges, quiet meeting spaces, new gardens and the significant replacement of mechanical and electrical services. The works cost is £3M and John Turner and Sons were appointed following a detailed tendering exercise.
Being a residential scheme providing on site care for the elderly, the works are being carefully managed to minimise disruption whilst ensuring resident welfare and safety.
Work is now in its last phase with the external gardens, coffee lounges and corridors being completed. The external areas will provide significant new gardens and seating areas with secure and safe pathways.
As part of the external works, there is an exciting glass feature designed by Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell who recently won the Best Arts Project category of the 2014 National Lottery Award for their “Chandelier of Lost Earrings” project.
When works reach completion, residents will be invited to inspect and review all that has been done. The scheme began with a detailed consultation of residents, staff and relatives and so feedback on the completed scheme is an integral part of the project.