More than just a straight replacement of the existing provision, Orchard View will enable fundamental change in the way older peoples care is delivered in Inverclyde. Staff, service users and carers have all been involved in the design of the building to ensure that Orchard View meets both the needs of people living and working there in the future. The Scottish Dementia Development Centre based at Stirling University, an internationally recognised centre of knowledge and expertise on dementia, has had a great deal of input to ensure a dementia friendly environment. Their involvement will continue through both the Service User & Carer Reference Group and input on how the building will operate once it is complete. Wider engagement with the local community has been carried out through the arts and environment strategy, which has been designed to ensure the facility is very much part of the local community
Hub West Scotland
Apollo and its partners have been appointed by the Western Territory Hub Programme Board as their partner to deliver over £200m of public sector infrastructure projects for 16 West Scotland public sector bodies across Glasgow, Inverclyde, East and West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire.
Apollo sits alongside Community Solutions Investments Partners Limited and Morgan Sindall Investments as shareholders in WellSpring Partnership Limited, the joint venture partnership formed to deliver these projects. Since reaching financial close in April 2012 and formal launch in October 2012, the WellSpring Partnership has seen a total of 13 projects progress through development and delivery.
The current Business Plan has identified the potential to develop an estimated £250m worth of projects. We have worked to reach financial close on five projects in the first half of 2014 and a further seventeen planned in 2015. These comprise of two further major health centres (with a further eight in feasibility), a specialist care home, primary and secondary schools, council facilities and leisure centres.