Larwood House, an independent living centre owned by Bassetlaw District Council is being extensively refurbished to create bright, modern and welcoming apartments.
In May, Fortem begun work on the significant refurbishment project to convert 32 bedsits into 18 self-contained apartments with updated communal areas.
Earlier this month representatives from the Council and Fortem visited the site to see the progress made, review the designs and to discuss some of the environmental improvements of the scheme. The installation of photovoltaics and air source heat pumps will not only benefit residents but also supports the decarbonisation agenda.
Tom Nicholson, Managing Surveyor for Fortem said: “We are delighted to be working with Bassetlaw District Council on the refurbishment and remodelling of some of the Council’s tired buildings which will really make a difference to the residents’ standard of life. We are looking forward to developing our partnership with Bassetlaw and their team, with Larwood House being the first scheme we are delivering under a five year contract.”
Cllr Deborah Merryweather, Ward Member for Worksop East added: “The facilities that are in the process of being constructed at Larwood House are of an extremely high standard and will no doubt offer older tenants the opportunity of living in a safe, comfortable and modern home that is based within in a community setting.”
Fortem, who were appointed through the Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) Procurement Framework, are due to complete the works at Larwood House next summer.