THE first sections of a new assisted living facility for the Falkland Islands have just left Scotframe’s Inverurie headquarters, destined for the other side of the world.
The facility, commissioned by the Falklands Islands Government through partner, RSK Falkland Islands Limited, will be constructed 8,000 miles away in the capital Stanley, where it will form the island’s first purpose-built assisted living facility for vulnerable residents.
The single-storey building comprises one and two-bedroom units, as well as single bed, short-term accommodation.
This is the latest project for Scotframe in the South Atlantic. The company has already 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. It will feature a cinema/activity room, cafe, and beauty salon, as well as a commercial kitchen to serve residents, the local hospital and prison.
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 robustness of a Scotframe build and the energy efficiency of our Valutherm+ wall panels will play an important part in ensuring that Tussac House provides a comfortable home for those Falkland Islands residents who will now benefit from assisted living.”
The care home will be shipped from the UK to 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.