Town Thorns Care Home

Town Thorns Care Home

Posted by Kevin Stanley on 14th Feb 2023

Town Thorns Care Home, in Easenhall, Rugby, has recently benefitted from the installation of ECLISSE UK sliding pocket doors. Major renovation works, to the value of £4.3 million, to refurbish the care home were completed in December of 2022 . The state-of-the-art facility provides high quality residential care accommodation.

The refurbishment works were undertaken by contractors Stepnell, for Ben, a charity dedicated to supporting the people of the automotive industry. It created an additional 44 ensuite rooms, as well as a roof terrace garden, a new shop, a bistro area, a hair salon and a multifunctional hall space.

Every bedroom suite has been completely refurbished and redecorated to provide a comfortable and contemporary living space complete with a modern ensuite wet room with a sliding pocket door from ECLISSE UK. The sliding doors create more usable space by offering enhanced floorplan layouts.

Image Source : Ben Care

Doorways can present a challenge for people that are partially sighted, have reduced mobility, or use a wheelchair. The leading edge of traditional hinged doors may pose a hazard as it arcs towards them intruding into the corridor. Also, for wheelchair users the awkward backward and forward motion required to open a hinged door can be frustrating. This is where ECLISSE UK sliding pocket door systems meet a vital need by allowing easier access.

Because pocket doors are top-hung, and therefore do not require a threshold strip, they also create improved flow, and flooring can continue seamlessly throughout a building eliminating possible trip hazards. For increased ease of access on this project the pocket doors installed have an effective passage size of 850mm width and 2302mm height.

ECLISSE UK supplied 44 hoist compatible pocket door systems to the project which were included in certain rooms to provide hoist access from the bedroom to the bathroom. The hoist equipment will help with moving and handling requirements, and all bedrooms have the capability for connecting hoists if required. The ECLISSE UK patented Hoist Pocket Door System allows a hoist track to pass through the pocket door opening – especially useful for access to bathroom facilities such as toilets and bathing solutions. It is the perfect solution for residential care homes, and domestic homes alike.

Image Source : Ben Care

Key Information

Product: 44 hoist compatible pocket door systems.

Location: Easenhall, Rugby, CV23 0JE.

Construction Specialist: Stepnell

Architect: KWL Architects

Development: 44 ensuite rooms renovated and refurbished

Completion: The development is being completed in four phases with the final stage being completed in early 2023.


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