Four Seasons founder invests in Aberdeen care home

Robert Kilgour

Four Seasons founder Robert Kilgour is investing £2m in an Aberdeen care home.

The refurbishment of the 35-bed Cowdray Club care home is part of Robert’s investment in his Scottish Renaissance Care business.

Robert said: “Despite the challenging time for the care of the elderly sector, we are still working hard at improving our facilities where possible for residents and staff. We believe this kind of investment will attract the standard of staff that we require to help the business move forward.”

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The 40-week contract awarded to Morrison Construction includes new mechanical and electrical installations, sanitary ware, alterations to room layouts, and new finishes to floors, walls and ceilings with redecoration throughout. Bedrooms will be equipped with new fittings and furnishings.

Externally, the works include hard and soft landscaping, car park enlargement and an accompanying refreshing of the existing areas of the garden. The building fabric works include stonework, roofing and window repairs.

Further works are planned at Renaissance’s three other care homes in the Aberdeen area – Torry, Jesmond in Bridge of Don and Persley Castle.

Robert, who is chairman of Renaissance Care, added: “We are a strong family-owned Scottish company and the Aberdeen area is very important to our ongoing growth strategy.”

Robert founded Four Seasons Health Care with one care home in his native Fife in the late 80s, before departing the company in 2000 – by which time it was the fifth largest business of its kind in the UK with over 100 homes and 6,500 employees.

Renaissance will have a turnover of close to £20m this coming year, and now employs almost 800 staff in its 12 care homes throughout Scotland. It is wholly owned by Kilgour and the senior management team.

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