Building firm Rok has started work on a scheme worth almost £1 million to refurbish Wick House residential care home in Swindon.
Rok, The Nation’s Local Builder, will spend 30 weeks completely updating Wick House for Swindon Borough Council, which runs the residential home and day care centre for elderly persons.
The project, to be carried out in three phases, will see a team of 30 Rok technicians carry out a complete refurbishment of the home which will include new bathrooms and carpets for all the residents along with a new kitchen and catering facilities.
Rok will work closely with the residents and carers to ensure minimal disruption and the home will remain open throughout the refurbishment. The project is due to be competed in June next year.
This week Rok staff met residents and staff of Wick House to begin choosing new carpets and curtains for the refurbishment scheme.
It is the second time Rok has worked with Swindon Borough Council to improve its residential homes portfolio, having recently finished the refurbishment of Langton House in Wroughton. Rok has also worked with the Council making alterations and improvements to Lawn Primary School in Swindon.
Stuart Evans, Regional Leader for Rok, said: “Swindon Borough Council is committed to improving standards in its residential care homes and we at Rok are determined to help the council deliver those improvements”.
“As a company, we have a proven track record of working in the health sector, also providing a service to Bupa Care Homes and Anchor Trust locally.
“The project will see Wick House become a first class facility fit for the future.”
Councillor David Renard, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Social Care, said: "Wick House is the third residential care centre that Swindon Borough Council has recently refurbished. The work demonstrates our ongoing commitment to improving the quality of life for older people in the borough."
Pictured above Councillor David Renard, Val Timms and Darren Beard choosing new carpets and curtains with Wick House residents