The new “Melbourne Wing” takes the
current high standards of Adelaide Lodge even higher. It is clear that
the Home is looking to the future and a host of eco-friendly
improvements have been devised and implemented.
Residents will benefit from a newly
installed under-floor heating system that will remove the need for
unsightly and potentially hazardous radiators. The old boilers have been
removed and recycled, and replaced by cost-effective, energy efficient
new boilers. These will deliver exactly the heat required when it is
required, thereby maximising efficiency and minimising running costs.
“Sun Pipes” provides natural light
in the corridors. Sun pipes is a revolutionary new way to pipe natural
daylight from the rooftop into the home – to brighten areas from dawn to
dusk where daylight from windows cannot reach.
The new extension also boasts innovative
and pioneering rainwater harvesting system which has been devised and
installed to save on ‘lost’ water and drainage whereby rainwater will be
harvested into an underground storage tank where the water is filtered
and then piped to flush the WC’s in the new Melbourne wing. During the
reinstatement of the car park provision was made to harvest the rain
from the “old” house down pipes to its own 7,500 litre underground
storage tank under the car park where it is also filtered and plumbed to
feed the new laundry. In the event of any dry spells the mains water
would kick-in and would fill the storage tank. All these eco-friendly
improvements are typical of the management’s drive to keep Adelaide
Lodge at the forefront of standards in Care Homes.