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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

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Watson Batty Wins Contract for Leeds Bradford Airport

The design contract for the new £12.5 million extension for Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)  has been awarded to Watson Batty Architects. “We are delighted to cement our partnership with Leeds Bradford Airport with our biggest project to date. We have worked closely with the team at LBA over the last

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

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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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Watson Batty Wins Contract for Leeds Bradford Airport

The design contract for the new £12.5 million extension for Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)  has been awarded to Watson Batty Architects. “We are delighted to cement our partnership with Leeds Bradford Airport with our biggest project to date. We have worked closely with the team at LBA over the last six years, assisting with detailed collaboration and consultation, to support a series of enabling projects, both airside and landside. It is rewarding to know that our transport expertise is helping to build the future of a critical northern hub,” commented Peter White, Managing Director at Watson Batty Architects. As part of the plans, LBA’s terminal building will be extended, adding to it a transformed international arrivals process, with immigration, baggage reclaim and customs, as well as improved departure gates, seating areas and new retail, food, and beverage outlets. Once completed, construction work will move to the existing terminal building, remodelling it and adding a new centralised security search area and a more intuitive departure lounge layout, with an expanded new retail offer. Work on the extension is expected to be complete in late 2019, while for the existing building it is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2020. A future phase will include the completion of the departure pier, replacing the current passenger walkway. The planned extension works will deliver additional job opportunities at the Airport for local people, including apprenticeship roles in key operational areas. Watson Batty has previously assisted Leeds Bradford Airport to improve circulation and flow of passengers around the terminal. It designed the new departure lounge extension last year which provided an additional storey and mezzanine floor to Gate Five.

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