The UK and Germany both have ageing population profiles, which is leading to demand within the geriatric care sector and other related sectors. STREIF has recently moved into the field of care home provision in the form of assisted living units and sheltered housing maintained by public private partnerships.
The advantages of the STREIF building system is obvious to residents and care home operators alike. The residents enjoy quiet, warm and bright rooms whilst the operators benefit from lower running costs and lower maintenance costs. All upper storeys are screeded for increased strength and performance, and the lift shafts in concrete or timber allow disability living on all floors.
STREIF buildings are ideally suited to incorporate M & E solutions and technologies such as solar hot water, photovoltaics, communal boilers, underfloor heating and MVHR systems - all of which are ideal for permanently occupied buildings such as care homes.
Built in 2010 as a full design and build turnkey project, the Westholz Assisted Living Home in Dortmund was STREIF's first commission from City Council care Provider SHDO. The home is made up of twenty nine self contained units and covers a total of 2,292 m². The off site manufactured building has the latest mechanical ventilation with heat recovery technology, along with very high levels of insulation, in order to guarantee maximum levels of comfort for... more