Procured through our Furniture and furnishing framework, partner Buckingham Interiors has completed the interior design and furnishing of a friendly independent living community with extra care owned by City of York Council.
The new wing was recently built at Marjorie Waite Court, and Buckingham Interiors were selected as a design partner to furnish the project, and complete refurbishments to the original scheme in early 2022. Buckingham Interiors provided bespoke furniture for a variety of areas within the new wing, including the residents and community café, dining area and lounge; three private residents' lounges and corridors; and a hairdressing salon. We identified fabrics suitable for each floor and products best suited to the residents. For some of the communal areas, a vibrant lime green colour was used on the walls and furniture, complimented by softer neutral tones. We also used combinations such as sky blue and beige, with orange providing a pop of colour. These shades often mirrored those used in bright wall murals used in the various areas of the wing.
Project Manager, Mick, provided an integral service throughout the project, ensuring any delays due to building work were taken into consideration and deliveries of furniture accommodated. He communicated on a weekly basis with City of York Council and was also able to respond to any adhoc requests in a timely manner.
City of York Council noted the professionalism throughout the project, with no request being too much trouble.
They rated each sales, ordering and delivery processes excellent. They felt our framework partner, Buckingham Interiors were able to provide everything they needed for the project, including artwork and window coverings.
Marjorie Court still have some of their older pieces of furniture on site. As these were still in a good condition, they made the sustainable decision to reuse these in one of the new lounges, as the colours paired well with the décor. We assisted in situating the furniture in a functional arrangement to suit the space.
The residents are delighted with the outcome of the new wing. Their bistro is now open and they are loving spending time there with family and friends.
Louise Dodds, Client Relationship Manager at Procurement Hub noted, “At procurement Hub, we are delighted that the City of York Council continue to work with FRC on this Independent Living scheme. Our Furniture and Furnishings direct award Framework means that the Council had instant access to high quality furniture and the FRC interior design expertise. We are thrilled that the residents get to enjoy their newly refurbished home following successful support of FRC”.
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