Guardian to refurbish Scottish home
Guardian Care Homes, the new owners of a popular residential home in Dalbeattie, Scotland, plan to invest Â£350,000 to modernise and extend it. The company, which acquired the Alma McFadyen home in Mill Street from the charitable Abbeyfield Stewartry Society in February, now plans to refurbish the accommodation, while keeping the style and atmosphere of the home â€“ and then build an extension to increase it from 23 to 35 bedrooms. Guardian managing director Gary Hartland said his company had a great deal of experience in transforming residential and nursing home accommodation to suit modern needs and in providing high quality care to residents. â€œWe also have experience of taking on homes previously run by charities and giving them the ‘Guardian treatment’ to bring them up to date, while also preserving their character and making them commercially viable,â€ said Mr Hartland.