Goathill Development hits a significant milestone

Date Posted 31.05.23

The final phase of the Goathill Development project reached a significant milestone with the completion of the Care Home and Housing with Extra Care facilities.

The project is an ambitious development which brings together a 52 Bed Residential Care Home and 50-unit Housing with Extra Care facility. It has been delivered by the Comhairle in partnership with the Western Isles Integration Joint Board and Hebridean Housing Partnership.

The overall project also included the construction of 74 affordable homes, constructed by O’Mac Construction.

About the development

The Care Home, Taigh Shìphoirt (Seaforth House), has four distinct wings named after local beaches; Garry, Bosta, Coll and Dalmore. The Housing with Extra Care building, Bremner Court, includes a respite wing named Valtos. The campus also includes a daycare facility which will be occupied by Solas (Alzheimer Scotland), a training suite and a location for the Faire service.

The overall project consists of three distinct elements: enabling works, health and social care facilities and affordable housing. The enabling works comprised significant bulk earthworks, drainage roads and utilities infrastructure. This preceded a main works contract for the construction of the residential Care Home and Housing with Extra Care flats.

An already complex, challenging and ambitious project became even more so as a consequence of world events. The completed buildings are a testament to the determination and hard work of many individuals and organisations, including the contractor, supply chain and consultant teams. Designed by architects Robert Potter and Partners, the project has also received advice and design consultancy from the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC).

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