Derbyshire Care Home

Fusion carried out a refit of the building and upgraded their electrical installation.

Derbyshire Care Home
Lighting Design & Installation
In Progress

The Challenge:

Derbyshire Care Home, owned and operated by Derbyshire County Council, required extensive electrical upgrades to three of its residential buildings. This included the removal of old electrical installations, as well as the design, build, installation and commissioning of new wiring, lighting and safety systems throughout. As an active facility with residents living on site, the project required careful planning and consideration to minimise disruption, maintain existing services, and ensure that the buildings remained safe for residents, staff and contractors during the works.

How We Helped:

We chose to carry out a phased refit of the buildings, working on one wing at a time to enable residents to move temporarily into other wings while the upgrades were being completed. Working with GF Tomlinson, the main contractor, Fusion’s specialist electricians provided temporary connections to ensure that the essential safety measures such as fire alarms and nurse call systems remained operational throughout the refit.

As well as upgrading the electrical installation, we installed a fully automated smart reporting system for the facility’s emergency lighting. This system puts Derbyshire County Council in control of scheduling system tests, which are then carried out automatically, and any maintenance issues highlighted and reported.

The Outcome:

We have now completed the electrical refit of one wing in each of the three care homes, and handed them over to Derbyshire Care Home for residents to return to. By providing a standardised, like-for-like installation across all buildings, our designs have helped to futureproof the facility and simplify its operation, while offering an efficient, cost-effective solution. Fusion have begun work on the next wing in each building, and hope to continue supporting Derbyshire County Council with renovations of their remaining facilities.

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