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Altro innovation creates a ‘home for life’ in new £10m dementia-friendly care home

A package of Altro products has been fitted in a new £10m dementia-friendly ‘super’ care home in Scotland, helping to create the ultimate environment of comfort and support for residents. 

Crosslet House in Dumbarton is a 90-bed, ultra-modern complex that incorporates a Dementia Unit and Day Care provision. Owned and managed by West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC), built by Morgan Sindall and delivered as part of the Hub Project in Scotland,

Crosslet House is the first of these projects where a full Altro specification has been maintained from start to finish. 

The overarching aim was to create a facility designed to meet the specific needs of people with dementia, removing many of the stresses and obstacles that can make the disease so frightening.  

Each resident in Crosslet House has their own private ensuite bathroom, and Altro PiscesTM safety flooring, in the dark grey shade Anchor, was fitted for style, comfort and safety. This product has a soft, homely appearance, with superb slip resistance, and performs whether wet or dry and with bare feet or shoes.  

Altro Whiterock SplashbacksTM have been fitted to provide a striking, yet hygienic alternative to tiles. Standard White has been installed in the ensuites behind mirrors, and in each of the colour-coded kitchens; Scarlett in the ‘Red’ house, Viola in the ‘Purple’ house, Key Lime in the ‘Green’ house, and Taxi Cab in the ‘Yellow’ house.  

To create a warm, homely environment throughout Crosslet House, Altro Wood SafetyTM flooring in the shade Urban Cherry was fitted in general circulation areas, corridors, dining and living rooms, colour-coded kitchens, hair salon and staff room.

The classic and proven combination of Altro StrongholdTM 30 safety flooring and Altro Whiterock™ White wall sheet was fitted in the Crosslet House main kitchen and kiosk shop to provide the ultimate hygienic, safe environment. 

Back of house areas at Crosslet House were fitted with Altro WalkwayTM 20 safety flooring to ensure optimum safety and reliability underfoot. Crosslet’s ITC room was fitted with Altro WalkwayTM 20 SD, the static dissipative version that minimises the of damage to static-sensitive equipment, such as computers.

Crosslet House Support Services Manager, Rhona Aitken, says: “The feedback we have had so far from relatives, residents and visitors in general has been wonderful.  

“The colours and finishes of the floors and walls give a lovely overall ambiance of homely warmth, and help to create a bright, welcoming and stylish interior. The Altro products are certainly delivering the non-clinical feel we wanted to achieve, and it’s fantastic to see residents feeling so at home here. 

“Safety is a huge priority at Crosslet House, and we are delighted with the flooring, particularly in the ensuites, because it’s completely secure under foot for both residents with bare feet, and staff wearing shoes. The wood effect flooring is also very safe, but smooth too, and it looks beautiful.  

“We are very impressed with the hygiene capabilities of the floors and walls. There are no joints, cracks or bubbles for the dirt to hide in, so hygiene is maximised and this is vital for the health of everyone at Crosslet House. Cleaning couldn’t be easier; our regime has kept it all looking as pristine and fresh as it did a year ago.” 



Edel Harris





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