J Tomlinson completes £1m refurbishment of Milton Keynes retirement village

January 16, 2019


J Tomlinson has completed a four-month refurbishment project at a 258-bedroom retirement village in Milton Keynes.

Lovat Fields Retirement Village, which is managed by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, is based in the village of Willen, Milton Keynes, and is home to over 300 residents over the age of 55. It is one of 14 villages owned by the charity, which exists to enable better lives for older people, and also manages five housing schemes across the Midlands and further south. The project came about as a result of the Trust’s desire to modernise the village centre and bring it up to ExtraCare’s high standards, making better use of the space in order to benefit residents.

The £1m project comprised internal refurbishment and remodelling of the village, including the strip out and re fit of the reception area, the shop, library, IT suite and the bar/bistro area, along with other communal areas. The project also saw J Tomlinson convert one of the offices on site into a two-bedroom apartment.

Pete Woods, director of the company’s commercial refurbishment division, commented: “It was a pleasure to work with The ExtraCare Charitable Trust on this refurbishment scheme. J Tomlinson is experienced in delivering building solutions to care facilities across the UK, where minimal disruption and a compassionate approach is critical. We hope to work with the Trust again in the future.”

Rebecca Gallimore, project manager at The ExtraCare Development Trust, said: “We’re delighted with the transformation. Thanks to the modern makeover of our communal facilities, our residents in Milton Keynes – and the neighbouring community – now have a more inviting place to spend time together.”

J Tomlinson provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management. It operates primarily across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire, with its head office at Beeston near Nottingham and an office at Canwell, near Sutton Coldfield, and another at Wakefield in Yorkshire.

The company works within many sectors, including supported living, care homes and senior living, health, commercial, industrial, blue light and heritage.

For more information about J Tomlinson, visit www.jtomlinson.co.uk

ExtraCare is a registered charity established in 1988 and based in Coventry. Its vision is better lives for older people and its  mission is creating sustainable communities that provide homes that older people want, as well as lifestyles they can enjoy – and care if it’s needed.

Each ExtraCare village or scheme has five to 18 social, health and leisure facilities that are accessible to our residents, volunteers and local people representing all age groups living in surrounding communities. ExtraCare charity shops help fund care and wellbeing services for older people living at each location. For more information, visit www.extracare.org.uk

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