Rose Brae

Sovini Construction was contracted by leading social housing provider Riverside to refurbish Rose Brae, an accommodation-based support service for single homeless people in Birkenhead, Wirral.

  • Value: £70,000
  • Location: Birkenhead, Wirral
  • Client: Riverside Trust
  • Sector Refurbishment

Rose Brae consists of 21 single accommodation units with shared facilities. The accommodation based support also provides customers with 24/7 access to support staff. Staff are on hand to help with a range of issues customers may be experiencing including substance misuse, addictions, entrenched rough sleeping, mental health and domestic abuse.

To support Riverside in their goal to achieve best practice facilities, the site required major upgrading. Sovini Construction was contracted to carry out refurbishment and remodelling works for the communal kitchen, laundry room, reception and bathroom as well as minor roofing works.

Originally a 15 week programme was scheduled but through innovative phasing, this was reduced to 10 weeks, minimising inconvenience to residents and staff while also creating cost savings on labour and overheads.

Works carried out:

  • minor roof works including fin-lock gutter refurbishment and tiling
  • flooring, including screening
  • full rewire to accommodate IT systems
  • walls
  • plastering
  • commercial kitchen install
  • aids and adaptations