J Tomlinson Appointed for Care Home Refurbishment


The £2.3 million extension and refurbishment project to a Warwickshire-based care home owned and run by The Royal British Legion will be delivered by construction and refurbishment specialist, J Tomlinson. Galanos House is one of six care homes owned by the Legion, exclusively providing short and long-term care to serving and ex-service individuals and their dependants.

The construction work consists of  two extensions, which will provide ten additional dementia care bedrooms to the home’s award-winning Poppy Lodge and a new Community Hub which will include a new day care facility, café and treatment rooms. In addition, J Tomlinson will also be providing associated landscaped gardens and extended car parking to support increased occupancy within Galanos House upon completion of the extension.

“We are delighted to work with The Royal British Legion on this project, which will provide additional space for individuals requiring extra care,” said Pete Woods, director (commercial refurbishment) at J Tomlinson.

“As a business, we are active supporters of the armed forces community, having recently been recognised as a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award winner after signing the armed forces covenant during early 2017. We look forward to working with the Legion as the project gets underway,” Pete continued.

The care home project will begin in late November and is due to complete autumn 2019.

Founded by veterans after the first world war, The Royal British Legion is dedicated to supporting the Armed Forces community through a variety of means including rehabilitation courses, careers advice and specialist accommodation.

“We are very excited about this new development, which will provide much-needed high quality facilities for our beneficiaries and a new hub that will serve residents, their families and friends, and also the wider community. We look forward to J Tomlinson joining the project team to finally bring this development to fruition,” added Paul Gillam, head of property development at The Royal British Legion.

Nottingham-based J Tomlinson specialises in delivering a range of integrated building solutions to a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, extra care, bluelight, education, social housing, student accommodation and commercial/industrial.

As a Dementia-Friendly organisation, the company has been instrumental in the delivery of unobtrusive building projects to specialist care environments, working with clients including MHA, HC One and Housing & Care 21.


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