Modernising elderly care

The village, named Bennachie View, was built to replace Blythewood Care Home in Port Elphinstone. Aberdeenshire Council needed to provide a range of housing and care options for older people in the area.

In partnership with NHS Grampian, 10 bedrooms within the care home will host a specialist dementia facility that was previously a part of Inverurie Hospital.

The main building of Bennachie View has a central core area that branches off into five separate households. Each household is made up of 12 single bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a living room, dining room, assisted bathroom, a visiting services room and a quiet lounge space.

Bennachie View care home Inverurie

Efficient engineering services

The mechanical and electrical services are designed to keep the client’s future energy costs to a minimum. Energy-efficient dual gas and biomass systems provide district heating to all properties, making use of the surrounding natural forestry resources, while roof-mounted solar panels generate some of the hot water.

BMS controls ensure that the systems are running economically as well as allowing Aberdeenshire District Council to remotely monitor the plant.

Internal and external lighting systems are also designed to automatically switch off when rooms are not in use.

Bennachie View care home Inverurie

Mechanical services installed

• Biomass LTHW heating boiler & pellet store
• LTHW heating
• Hot & cold domestic services
• Gas system
• Mechanical ventilation
• Natural ventilation
• BMS controls
• Assisted bathing facilities
• Fire hydrant main
• Utility services

Electrical services installed

• Main switchboard and distribution circuits
• Distribution boards and associated sub circuits
• Internal lighting with automatic control
• External lighting with automatic control
• Emergency lighting with central battery unit
• Fire detection system
• Intruder alarm system
• Access control system
• CCTV system
• Refuge alarm system
• Disabled WC alarm system
• Induction loop
• Photovoltaic system
• Lightning protection system

Bennachie View care home Inverurie design

 

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