Grappenhall Care Home: Guaranteeing Compliance and Safety

Grappenhall Manor opened its doors in Spring 2023. It is one of the latest care facilities operated by New Care, which provides 24-hour nursing, dementia, and respite care for those in Grappenhall and surrounding areas.

This £11 million project features 70 bedrooms and a range of leisure facilities, from reading and dining rooms to nail bars and hair salons. It is a luxury environment for its residents to enjoy person-centred care.

Creating approximately 100 jobs in multiple roles across nursing, hospitality, and maintenance, Grappenhall Manor has certainly given back to the community.

As the chosen manufacturer, we worked alongside McGoff Construction and McGoff Group Facilities Services to deliver this project. The main objective was to compliantly design and build a care home so that residents could feel safe and comfortable.

During this project, what was the main challenge?

The operator, New Care, is part of the McGoff Group. This ultimately means they have full-term responsibility for the care home. Therefore, the client’s main challenge was ensuring the design and build were compliant from the project’s early stages, following building regulations and industry best practices, as with all McGoff schemes.

Another challenge was ensuring that everyone involved in managing the design and installation of the firestopping systems provided specific information in a coordinated manner. This included sharing important information about the building’s structure, proposed services, and the creation of apertures.

What solutions did we reach to resolve any issues?

The main solution was ensuring that all parties adopted and implemented an early engagement approach.

We worked with the client and various key stakeholders to gather the relevant information in order for us to provide the correct tested solutions. Utilising our Information Collection Form (ICF) ensured all parties involved provided details of the service penetrations to be firestopped.

Once all information was submitted and the appropriate tested solutions were gathered, the architect could work them into a drawing to send back to us. We had oversight of the collaboration to standardise the tested details on the project.

What kind of success did the client enjoy with our services/products?

Early engagement and the collaboration of all trades ensured that Grappenhall Manor was compliant, fit for purpose, and free from defects. The utilisation of tested solutions, designed and installed correctly, served as a robust safeguard, ensuring the protection of people and property.

Grappenhall Manor stands as a prime example of ‘doing it right the first time around’. The thorough design process facilitated a smooth transition for McGoff Facilities Services during the construction phase, minimising complications and liability.

Kieran McGuiness, Passive Fire Manager at McGoff Group Facilities Services, said, “We have worked with Quelfire for many years, especially around early engagement in firestopping. Being helpful and attentive, we have had their support from design through to installation.”


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