Construction Update – Feb 17, 2017
February 17, 2017
The Beauty Salon located in Health Services will close for renovation on March 20 (last appointments are on March 19) and is expected to re-open around May 1. Beauty shop services continue to be available in the Beauty Salon on the first floor, whose hours will be expanded. Extended hours will be listed in the Whistler and on TouchTown TV.
Shingle installation on Manchester House will begin as soon as the shingles are delivered to the worksite.
Work will continue for another week on the Hadley House roof, creating an increased noise level. Shingles will be installed in early March.
Construction began last week on a new dust/construction barrier. The main entrance into the Health Services entrance has been temporarily closed and will remain closed for about five weeks. Visitors to Hadley House arriving from the visitors’ parking lot should enter through the temporary entrance just left of the closed main entrance. Those who need wheel chair access should use the staff parking lot and enter through Abingdon House’s living room door.
Thank you for your patience while the Health Services visitor parking lot was closed earlier this month so that the Health Care expansion floor slab could be poured. The parking lot will again be closed February 22 – 25 so that the roof trusses can be installed. As before, the parking lot closure at the end of the month will have significant impact on residents, staff and visitors, including visitors to Hadley and Abingdon Houses. Security will redirect visitors to available parking.Additionally, Independent Living residents who have Therapy, Transportation, Activity and Salon appointments will be impacted. Please park in the employee lot on the days you have appointments. Please note that the Abingdon House’s Living Room doors will remain unlocked during the day so that Independent Living residents can enter and exit.
Because this work is critical to the construction calendar, if the schedule should slip, we will work through the weekends (if weather permits). This means that it’s possible that we may work on Sunday, February 26, to set the trusses.
Please use the Abingdon House laundry room while the Hadley House laundry room isunavailable.
There will be limited parking in the Health Services visitor lot on certain days over the next few weeks because additional contractors will be on-site completing critical work.
Monthly Expansion Update Meetings
The next monthly expansion meeting is scheduled for March 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the Kensington Room.