Founded in 1995, The Glen is part of the Willow Valley Communities network that offers ageing residents a mind, body and spirit approach to wellness. The Glen provides a range of support services including shortterm rehabilitation from surgery or illness, as well as specialised memory care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders. The facility needed updating to allow residents to continue to enjoy the comforts of home while promoting their physical and mental wellbeing.
To continue its mission of designing programmes and places fit to people, Willow Valley enlisted CCS Building Group to manage The Glen expansion project, which began in 2018. CCS collaborated with their Altro representative, knowing Willow Valley’s history of using Altro products during previous renovations with proven success.
Throughout its completion, The Glen project utilised multiple Altro floors. For resident rooms accommodating those receiving skilled care, CCS chose Altro Wood for its warm, domestic aesthetic. In the facility’s communal areas, Altro Serenade provides 19dB sound reduction to reduce excess noise. Altro Stronghold 30 was used in the facility’s kitchens for its superb slip resistance and comfort underfoot for busy staff. For residents’ bathrooms and shower areas, CCS selected Altro Aquarius specialist safety flooring for its high slip resistance value both in shoes or barefoot.
Altro Wood is an attractive, general purpose 2mm wood-effect vinyl safety flooring available in wide plank, classic and rustic designs.
Altro Serenade is a 3.9mm thick smooth floor with 19dB impact sound reduction. It provides a high level of comfort underfoot, making it a great solution for well-used spaces.
Altro Aquarius achieves Class B to DIN 51097 for barefoot use, plus PTV ≥50 (Slider 96), providing lifetime sustained slip resistance in wet and dry environments.
Altro Stronghold 30 achieves PTV ≥55, R12, minimising risk in areas exposed to grease, oils and fats for the lifetime of the flooring. Its 3mm thickness provides noise reduction and comfort underfoot.