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Team behind Lauder Lodge care home celebrates ‘topping out’

June 2nd 2017

Lauder Lodge has moved a step closer to completion with a ‘topping out’ ceremony held on site.

Councillor Elaine Aitken joined the team from Lauder Lodge and representatives from developer and construction partner, Metnor Construction, to celebrate the latest construction milestone.

The project is on track to create up to 90 jobs when the care home is fully commissioned, and will welcome its first residents later this year.

Gary Renton, construction project manager for Care UK, said: “As the latest addition to a growing portfolio of residential care homes, Lauder Lodge represents a major investment for us.  When complete, the three-storey, purpose-built care home will boost the provision of quality residential care for up to 60 older people, as well as creating jobs for the local community.

“We take a great pride in the build quality, layout and design of each individual care home – not least because these are all very important factors which can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment.

“As work continues in Edinburgh, our vison for the home is well on the way to being realised, and we wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge progress and celebrate the topping out with our construction partners and other stakeholders.”

Carl Maddison, construction project manager at Metnor Construction, who is overseeing the development in Edinburgh, added: “As a specialist contractor within the care related sector, we could not have asked for a more cohesive approach from Care UK. This is a key project for Metnor Construction and we are all proud to be playing a part in the delivery of a high-quality facility for the local community.

“It has been a pleasure working with Care UK to create a welcoming and fit-for-purpose home, and our team looks forward to delivering a quality building that will welcome many residents for years to come.”

The new three-storey care home, which will feature 60 en-suite bedrooms, has been designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities and will include its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café. 

Our new purpose-built care home in Portobello, Edinburgh, opened its doors in December 2017. Our dedicated team delivers a wide range of personalised care services for older people, ranging from the very best in nursing and residential care, to short term respite care as well as specialist care for people living with dementia. Lauder Lodge features impressive facilities, including its very own cinema where residents can catch their favourite films in comfy chairs. Residents can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in our coffee shop, which opens onto a second floor terrace. This spacious area gives residents and their visitors the chance to catch up ‘al fresco’ on warm days and enjoy views westwards to Arthur’s Seat and eastwards to the beach at Portobello.

Lauder Lodge
2 Wakefield Avenue
Edinburgh
EH7 6TL

0333 321 1921

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Residential dementia care
  • Respite care
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