J Tomlinson hands over dementia care scheme to the Royal British Legion


£2.3m revamp creates additional space for veterans and their families

Refurbishment work has been completed at a Royal British Legion dementia care facility in Warwickshire.

J Tomlinson’s refurbishment and engineering team recently finished a £2.3m upgrade of Galanos House – one of six care homes owned and run by the charity, which provides short and long‐term care for veterans and their families.

Works undertaken included the creation of two extensions to support increased capacity, as well as landscaping and car parking works.

The work also involved the creation of 10 additional dementia care bedrooms at the home’s award‐winning Poppy Lodge; and a new community hub featuring a daycare facility, café, and treatment rooms.

And the company installed new energy‐efficient features to help futureproof the building and maximise the comfort of residents and staff.

These included a new Building Management System (BSM), boilers, underfloor heating, LED lighting, and thermal insulation.

A portion of the project was delivered throughout the COVID‐19 pandemic, with J Tomlinson working closely with client to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents, staff and visitors throughout the duration of the work.

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This was achieved through phased and weekend working, clear segregation, detailed risk assessments, and regular meetings with the wider project team to communicate and share key updates and best practice.