The finishing touches are being made to our first ever ‘total home refurbishment’, an 18-month project that has transformed Abbey View in Sherborne.
The work, all done using in-house skills, has future-proofed the home and ensures we can continue to provide the highest standards of care for our residents and their families.
The first phase was completed last year and involved a more welcoming foyer, new in-house café, improved hairdressing salon and brighter dining room.
The second stage has seen further improvements to the building, interiors and utility services including the overhaul of a number of bedrooms with en-suite showers. Garden features such as a new seating area and pergola have also been added.
Completing the project is the technical testing and commissioning of a range of behind-the-scenes improvements installed this year such as plumbing, electrics and call bell systems.
“This was a genuine top-to-toe refurbishment taking place since March 2015 in a fully functioning care home where people spend their daily lives,” said Contracts Manager Colin Clifford.
He paid tribute to residents, families and staff including Home Manager Jo Ellis for their understanding and support during the work, adding: “Hats off to them. I can’t sing their praises highly enough. They were great to work with and the result is a phenomenal uplift of the home.”
Other homes with major refurbishment projects this year include Canford Chase in Poole, Avon Cliff in Bournemouth and Whitecliffe House in Blandford.