Council charts progress at new Clydebank care home
Work is progressing well at Queens Quay House, the new multi-million pound Care Home and Day Care Centre in Clydebank expected to be completed in November.
Contractors have returned to site after work had to stop due to COVID-19, and are now applying the finishing touches to the home and the surrounding grounds and internal courtyards at the £14.089 million state of the art care facility.
Renewal and growth is behind every aspect of this new home with residents moving to the new facility being seen as a new beginning and not the end of an era.
The home will have one 14-bedroom flat and seven 10-bedroom flats with each resident having their own en-suite room. Each flat will have living and dining areas and a kitchen to allow residents to relax and enjoy a variety of environments while maintaining their independence.
The home will have many modern facilities including a multi-purpose space that can function as a cinema where residents can view films on a large screen and a sun-filled art studio with adjoining balcony A number of activity rooms will allow residents to continue and develop new hobbies and there will also be an onsite café and hairdressing salon. Outside, a variety of courtyard and garden spaces provide opportunity to garden as well as enjoy the sculptures and water features, bowling green and spaces to rest and socialise.
Along with the residential services, the home will offer day opportunities for up to 50 people per session who will access the facilities on site and relax in the themed garden courtyards and terraces.
Councillor McNair, chair of the West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership audit committee, said: “I am delighted to see work nearing completion at this great new facility. The new home and day care, like other building projects across the country were unfortunately delayed due to the Coronavirus but the contractor has made good progress to make up for lost time. This new facility underlines our commitment to give residents in Clydebank and beyond the opportunity to live as independently as possible, while still having access to support when they needed it.”
Allan Macleod, chair of WDHSCP, said: “I am pleased to see work restarting at the new Clydebank Care Home. This new facility will play a crucial role in improving the care of the older people in our community whilst also promoting their independence. The outstanding internal features and external communal courtyards will let residents enjoy indoor and outdoor activities in a safe, uplifting and accessible environment. I look forward to seeing residents move in to the home around the turn of the year.”
The Queens Quay site, which is being developed by Dawn Developments, will also have around 200 homes for social rent built alongside 1000 private houses and a health centre.
Other facilities expected to be available on the site include restaurants and cafes, a hotel and shops.