Marley Eternit’s Riven Edgemere slates have been used to help transform a derelict piece of land in the Black Country into a state of the art residential home for people with mental health and learning difficulties.
The £1.1 million Oak House development by Camino Healthcare is a purpose built specialist 24 hour nursing facility in Tipton to help men and women with mental health problems begin the recovery process.
Oak House was carefully designed to be sensitive to the local residential area, characterised by semi-detached, post war, municipal housing, as well as the site’s industrial heritage and adjacent rail line. Therefore the use of appropriate materials was particularly important. Marley Eternit’s Riven Edgemere concrete interlocking slates were chosen by main contractor, Bullock Construction as a cost effective alternative to natural slate.