Hotel Gruž Transforms into Dubrovnik’s First Retirement Home in 51 Years

Daniela Rogulj

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Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL
Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL

“Amid the corona crisis and the lack of workforce, a smaller delay is justified, which will not affect the key dates we have set for the home’s opening, which is the fall of this year. Furthermore, after the completion of this construction process, we are about to announce a tender for equipping the entire space, so I hope that in the next month and a half to two months, we will announce the tender and start arranging the building itself,” said Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković for

The Home for the Elderly and the Infirm in Gruž will be managed by the future retirement home under the General Hospital, for which a building permit has recently been obtained.

“Unified administration, unified institution, and therefore lower costs. What our goal is, of course, is that both homes enter the network of homes, which would mean a much better price than the commercial price that these homes would have if they were not part of the homes network,” said Mayor Franković and thanked the director of Hotel Gruž d.d. Vido Raič and project manager Vedran Kosović on their dedicated work.

Project manager Vedran Kosović from IGH points out that most of the reinforced concrete structures have been completed, only a small part of the construction in the northeastern part remains.

“The roof’s construction is also finished, and the installation of tiles is in progress. Rough works on the terrace have been completed. Only the completion of the northeastern part of the building and the excavation for the engine room towards Andrije Hebranga Street remain. We will finish that in 15-20 days, and then the focus is on the facade and the completion of the interior works,” said Kosović.

The upgrade and conversion of the building, which is underway, will provide functional and comfortable space divided into five floors, designed to accommodate 48 retirees in 32 accommodation units. Six hundred ninety square meters of the existing building were retained, and about 620 square meters of additional space were upgraded.

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