Project Overview

Design and construction of a 32-bed, two-storey, 1,250m2 care home and supported living bungalows which provide accommodation for physically disabled adults in Johnstown, Carmarthenshire.

The care home is equipped with full disabled facilities including lifts, wheelchair access, door opening systems, adjustable height sinks and work surfaces, home call system and an individual hoisting facility in each bedroom and bathroom. In addition to the bedrooms, the care home comprises communal areas, kitchens, staff offices and common room, and separate staff welfare facilities.

The seven further special needs (respite) bungalows are of approximate total floor area 650m2. These are timber frame buildings clad with a mixture of facing brickwork and rendered blockwork.

Environmental features of the building include sun pipes to utilise natural sunlight, solar panels, rainwater harvesting and a sophisticated sprinkler system. This project attained BREEAM Ecohomes Very Good rating on completion. Roger Young of Leonard Cheshire Disability commented, “Dawnus’ site control and quality of work was excellent, which resulted in a seamless handover making the whole project a credit to their organisation.”

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Project Value


Contract Period

52 weeks