Knightstone re-opens refurbished scheme for older people in Bath
We celebrated the re-opening of one of our housing schemes for older people in Bath on Wednesday 5 February.
The scheme, Rockhall House in Coombe Down, has been refurbished as part of our four year refurbishment programme.
The refurbishments were carried out in Rockhall House itself, as well as two other sites on the complex, The Orchard and The Paddock. The scheme offers sheltered, extra care and virtual extra care housing and facilities to our residents.
Refurbishments included the installation of wet rooms, new kitchens, upgraded heating, electric scooter storage and new lounge and dining facilities. Externally the garden has been redesigned by Anna Millar to provide level access, raised beds and inviting seating areas.
The scheme is now brighter, up to date and most importantly more accessible for its residents.
The official ribbon cutting was conducted by the Chair of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Councillor Butters, who was accompanied by Ward Councillor Cherry Beath.
Councillor Beath said, ‘We’re delighted to have the Rockhall House complex in the heart of Combe Down offering such a good quality of care, from independent homes, to extra care facilities.
It’s really good to see this refurbishment completed and the result will be a great improvement for residents in so many ways.’
The event was also attended by:
- Barrie Dale, Vice Chair of Knightstone
- Representatives from Sirona Care who work in partnership with Knightstone
- Kendall Kingscott Architects who designed, planned and supervised the works
- 3 Solutions who carried out the landscaping works on behalf of Anna Millar
- residents and Knightstone Housing staff who were involved in the project.
Barrie Dale said, ‘The scheme allows the original character of Rockhall House to be further enhanced while ensuring that all three sites now offer modern amenities and quality living accommodation appropriate to people’s needs and preferences in the twenty-first century.
The project is a first-class example of genuine partnership working in every sense and the scheme will be an important resource for the community of Combe Down for many years to come.’