Wessex Galvanizers has played a role in ongoing construction of a major apartment block that will provide senior citizens with a comfortable place to live when they retire.
The Eastleigh-based plant has been called upon by Dorset-based Ace Welding Ltd to provide its hot dip galvanizing treatment to around 97 tonnes of structural steel being used to construct the Lady Susan Court assisted-living apartments in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
The project, which is being overseen by developers McCarthy and Stone, consists of 60 one and two bedroom assisted-living apartments, and has been ergonomically designed to help the retirees maintain their independence. The development includes on-site care staff 365 days-a-year to ensure help is on hand should a resident require it, with the first inhabitants set to move in next summer.
Richard Whiddett, Commercial Manager for Wessex Galvanizers, commented: “We are delighted to be involved in a project that provides supportive accommodation to individuals of retirement age. We have a long-standing working relationship with Ace Welding Ltd, who we have provided our services to a number of their projects, and were happy to help them out with this development.”
Steve Norman of Ace Welding Ltd, a welding and steel fabrication specialist, commented: “We have used Wessex Galvanizers for a number of previous projects as the service they provide ensures our steel is protected from rust and corrosion. This project was particularly large, but the team made certain there was a quick turn-around time.”