Councillor Roy Perry, leader of Hampshire County Council visited the Nightingale Lodge site in Romsey on Monday, which is currently undergoing demolition to make way for 54 new Extra Care flats. The press release he requested was issued yesterday: “Good progress being made towards new, state of the art accommodation for older people in Romsey.” RV Dart was awarded the demolition contract.
RV Dart is proud to announce our successful transition from ISO 9001-2008 to the ISO 9001-2015 system. Congratulations to all of those who participated in this process.ISO standards are developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation and the thousands of technical experts who work on ISO committees. The purpose of ISO standards is to establish the international best practice for business processes. Certification to ISO standards or British standards proves that your organisation works to international or national best practice, demonstrating your credibility and competence to stakeholders and customers. Certifications are legally obligated in some industries, while in other industries they are often included in tender requirements.
CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, has launched a fundraising appeal to transform a former Southampton bed and breakfast into a haven for young cancer patients and their families. The charity is planning to open a new ‘Home from Home’, called Jean’s House on Anglesea Road Southampton this autumn , providing vital free accommodation for young patients and their families during cancer treatment at nearby specialist Southampton Hospital. Jean’s House will have seven en-suite family bedrooms (sleeping up to four people), two open plan kitchen/diners, two lounges and a teenagers’ space, helping families spend more time together and avoid often debilitating travel and accommodation costs.
Planning permission for the transformation was granted by Southampton City Council in October and the charity has launched a fundraising appeal to cover the £1.6million cost for buying and fully adapting the building.
Over £1.2million pounds has already been raised thanks to generous support from donors including: Children with Cancer UK, Signet and Sir Jules Thorne Charitable Trust and now CLIC Sargent are seeking to raise the remaining £400,000 to fully renovate and furnish the house.
The new home will replace the charity’s existing Home from Home at CLIC Haven which opened in the grounds of Southampton Hospital in 1991. CLIC Sargent’s lease of the property from the hospital has come to an end and the charity is taking the opportunity to create a ‘bigger and better’ home at Jean’s House to meet growing demand for accommodation from desperate families.
Occupancy for the house has been over 90% in recent months and as the charity grows they support more young people which also creates higher demand.
Matt Le Tissier, said: “I can’t imagine what it must be like for families many miles from home stuck on the hospital ward with a desperately ill child.
“I think it’s something to be really proud of that this building in Southampton will be a vital lifeline for so many families for years to come. This house will give them home comforts and most importantly keep families together during a really difficult time. I really hope that everyone gets behind CLIC Sargent for this campaign and gives what they can.”
CLIC Sargent’s UK Home from Home Manager, Cecilia Milburn, said: “With the public’s support, we will transform the property into a welcoming haven for families going through a really tough time. Jean’s House has been specially-designed to be bigger and better than before, offering more space and comfort for families. We are asking for the public’s help to house even more families in desperate need, saving them hundreds of pounds and bringing crucial home comforts in a time of great turmoil”
RV Dart is currently working on a new home facility in Southampton for CLIC Sargent. As a sign of our support all of our site staff wore the World Cancer Day wristband on 4th February specially produced by the client to mark the occasion.
RV Dart are excited and honoured to have been successful with their tender and appointment to deliver the provision of a new home from home facility in Southampton on behalf of CLIC Sargent , a national young persons cancer charity.
The facility will provide a seven bedroom stay over for families visiting their children in the local hospital whilst they are undergoing treatment.
The building is a conversion of a former Bed & Breakfast called Brunswick Lodge and is due to be opened in the late summer.
Colin, Darren & Gary from RV Dart look forward to working closely with CLIC Sargent and their consultants on this commendable scheme.
Please note that it is World Cancer Day on the 4th February and as a sign of our support all our site staff will be wearing the wristbands especially produced by the client to mark the occasion.
RV Dart are pleased to announce the following new appointments;
Darren Hancock – Contracts Manager
Ken Shaw – Senior Carpenter Foreman
Dave Barker – Senior Carpenter Foreman
Matt Hayter – Apprentice Carpenter
RV Dart are pleased to announce that they have been successful in tendering on Milner Hall, St Peter’s RC Church, Winchester. The project consists of the refurbishment of a Grade 2 Listed ecclesiastical hall in Winchester. The Architects on this scheme is Masser Architects in Cheriton.
RV Dart has also been appointed as the main contractor by Snug Architects in Southampton for the modernisation of the Simeon Room at Christchurch, Winchester.
RV Dart were thrilled to hear that the Winton Chapel, University of Winchester was given an award for Historic Buildings category as well as Design Awards Overall Winner 2017! You can read more HERE