New Scotframe assisted living facility en-route to the Falklands – Planning, BIM & Construction Today

Scotframe Tussac 1

The first sections of a new assisted living facility, fabricated by off-site timber construction firm Scotframe, are en route to the Falkland Islands

The new assisted living facility will be constructed 8,000 miles away in the capital Stanley. It will form the Falkland Island’s first purpose-built assisted living facility for residents.

The single-storey building, known as Tussac House, comprises one and two-bedroom units, as well as single bed, short-term accommodation.

Scotframe’s Valutherm+ wall panels

The assisted living facility has been fabricated using Scotframe’s Valutherm+ wall panels and will feature a cinema/activity room, cafe, and beauty salon, as well as a fully fitted commercial kitchen to serve Tussac House residents, the local hospital and prison.

It will be shipped from the UK to Montevideo, and then to Stanley in a journey that will take almost five weeks.new assisted living facility

Further shipments will be made later this year, with initial construction scheduled to begin in April 2022.

Tussac House is scheduled to be complete by early 2024.

Ruairidh Brown, design project manager, Scotframe, said: “We have a long association of working with the Falkland Islands, but this is an exciting new project, and we are delighted that they have chosen Scotframe to supply such a key facility.

‘Falkland Islands residents will benefit from assisted living’

“The robustness of a Scotframe build and the energy efficiency of our Valutherm+ wall panels will play an important part in ensuring that Tussac House provides a comfortable home for those Falkland Islands residents who will now benefit from assisted living.”

The facility has been commissioned by the Falklands Islands Government through their partner, RSK Falkland Islands Limited.