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Construction commences on Bearsden care home

June 13 2012

Construction commences on Bearsden care home
Construction work has begun on Antonine House Care Home, Bearsden, an 81 bed facility for the care and nursing needs of those with dementia and related conditions.

Designed by the McLennan Partnership for Meallmore Ltd the scheme is being delivered by Muir Construction on an historic Roman site which incorporates a segment of the Antonine Wall, imposing planning and design restrictions on the construction team.

This meant the development had to be ‘sympathetic’ to the surrounding area.

Internally the care home will offer a state-of-the-art cinema room, hairdressing and beauty salon, external roof terraces, underfloor heating and a duel heating system that comprises natural gas and biomass.

Every bedroom will benefit from an en-suite wet room.

Gerry Hennessey, Managing Director of Meallmore Ltd, said: "The arrival of the crane is a significant visible milestone and an exciting step forward. It will be great to see the crane in action as blocks of the care home start to evolve in Bearsden over the coming weeks as Antonine House starts to take shape."

Construction work is expected to complete in December 2012.
A tower crane has been erected on site
A tower crane has been erected on site
The three storey development has been valued at £9.1m
The three storey development has been valued at £9.1m


#1 Posted by "EL" on 13 Jun 2012 at 13:54 PM
Looks a hell of a lot better than your typical new care home.
My problem with a lot of care homes is that the activity spaces are always the first ones to be cut when a saving is required.
I hope the state of art cinema room isn't just a lounge with a big flat screen.
Art Vandelay
#2 Posted by Art Vandelay on 13 Jun 2012 at 15:17 PM
Sympathetic? Looks horrendous. I'd imagine the E&C church up the road had to be 'sympathetic', and somehow manages to not look like an anonymous mess.
Neil C
#3 Posted by Neil C on 13 Jun 2012 at 15:32 PM
Exactly how is this "sympathetic" to its surroundings? It's about as sympathetic to its environment as the council flats on Glasgow's High Street beside the Necropolis. In other words, not very.
Mies van der Miles
#4 Posted by Mies van der Miles on 16 Jun 2012 at 14:53 PM
This is the kind of mock victorian p1sh the planner love to tom hank over. Very Uninspiring
Art Vandelay
#5 Posted by Art Vandelay on 17 Jun 2012 at 09:34 AM
Its not really mock Victorian. More mock...I dunno, good? Don't get their contextual argument at all. The majority of buildings around Bearsden cross are stone, not half-baked dry dash render. Very prominent spot too, a huge missed opportunity.

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