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It has been a busy time at Glades Bay Gardens with the commencement of our major development program on 1 July. We commenced setting up the site with the delivery of site sheds, clearing of trees and the old tennis court surface and fencing the construction zone. Visitors will know that parking space is limited and with the establishment of the construction zone parking space has further reduced. For the duration of the building program we are asking staff and visitors to park on the street, rather than on site. We need to ensure that emergency vehicles, service and building materials delivery can enter the site at all times.
In the last week we commenced in earnest with some demolition of concrete. This was a very noisy exercise and we appreciate the patience of everyone at the home while this was done. Fortunately the worst of the demolition is now over.
We have established temporary dining space in the former lounge. Visitors will notice that the offices and hairdressing salon the the old dining room have been partitioned off and are now part of the building site. The office is now located in Apartment 39 on Level 4. You might also notice that there are lots of cabling running across ceilings. We have temporarily relocated all our communication equipment out of the building zone that that we can maintain our telephone and computer systems.
From the week beginning 22 July we will see the commencement of ground works for footings and foundations. Through out August and into September we will see the building taking shape. Like us on FaceBook to get regular updates and photo notifications to your wall.
Work is progressing well on the installation of fire sprinklers at Glengarry. We are now into our third week of the program with work occurring on both floors of the facility. On the ground floor we are working our way through the rooms outside Eloura with core drilling completed and pipe work currently being installed. The next phase will involve core drilling in Eloura and laying pipe work throughout those rooms. We expect another three weeks of work to complete the Eloura installation. On the upper floor the construction team are working in the roof space so we expect minimal interruptions while they lay the pipe work and fit the sprinkler heads. We appreciate the patience of residents, families and staff as we undertake this necessary and important work. The building team are working well with us and accommodating our need to maintain resident care and minimising the impact of noise and dust on everyone.
Commencing Monday 3 June 2013, the work is expected to last for 12 weeks. During that time we will be installing pipe work throughout the building, sprinkler heads into each resident bedroom and bathroom and dining rooms. We will try to minimise disruptions to residents, however we will need to temporarily move residents out of their rooms for up to two days each while we install the pipe work and sprinkler heads. Our facility manager Jose Rigor will liaise with families about the moves as they are identified. The project team is meeting each week on site to plan the work for the week and to manage any impact on residents, staff or families.
Our construction manager has presented us with a safety management plan for the site. All contractors coming on to the site will have Police and identity checks. We are fortunate that the Construction Manager, Safin Pty Ltd, has worked with us before and built the beautiful staircase enclosure in 2011. Superior Fire Solutions, the specialist installer, has also worked with us before carrying out the monthly maintenance of our fire safety equipment. Both Safin and Superior are familiar with working in operating aged care environments.
If you would like more information or raise an issue in respect of the work being undertaken please contact Jose Rigor at Glengarry.
The project is about to commence at Glengarry in Mosman. We have taken a construction management approach to complete this work, first tendering for a construction manager to coordinate the works and undertake any building work in connection with the installation of fire sprinklers, and then tendering for a specialist firm to install the sprinkler infrastructure and commission the system. We are delighted that Safin Pty Ltd are the construction managers and Superior Fire Solutions are the specialist installers.
The project has been refined over the planning period. Retrofitting sprinklers in an existing operational facility is a complex undertaking. How we will progress the work, including architectural and operational requirements has been refined and with the assistance of Superior Fire Solutions we have simplified the some elements of the design. Total project cost is $250,000. We estimate the project will take 12 weeks from commencement.
Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to residents. We will have to temporarily accommodate residents in alternate rooms at the home while water pipes and sprinkler heads are installed. We will be meeting each Monday with the construction manager and specialist installer to coordinate work for the week. We will also update progress on this blog