The 1290m² building is traditional brick and block and has been designed to provide efficient accommodation over three stories with facilities including a cinema, lounge, hairdressers and nail bar, bar and restaurant, laundry room, offices and lounge with kitchen. With high quality finishes throughout, this home provideS a luxurious space with exceptional care facilities.
External works were designed to stimulate residents and be accessible to all, including patio areas and sun terraces. Plant species were been selected for their smell and visual characteristics, and all gardens are secure. Footpaths are smooth and allow for wheelchair access.
Mechanical and electrical works include nursing call systems were installed throughout the building, as well as access control security doors, LED lighting, and sprinkler systems.
SOCIAL VALUE AND ENVIRONMENTAL
Sympathetic to the surrounding housing development with timber cladding and brickwork render, the building was designed to achieve a high level of energy efficiency whilst minimising waste.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Part of Clegg Construction's commitment to corporate social responsibility involves participation in the Considerate Constructors scheme. This project was no exception with initiatives including:
Conducting a thorough resident liaison process - the new building is close to a new housing estate; to ensure all residents were kept up to date with the programme, we provided information through a number of methods, including door to door liaison and site specific newsletters. Our site signage also reflected the residential surroundings
Site specific traffic management plan - due to the residential nature of the building's surroundings, we ensured we minimised disruption to residents by creating a site specific management plan; this involved maintaining clear access to the site, providing designated parking and creating a delivery plan to coincide with less busy times
Provided work experience placements - we were pleased to use the long construction period to offer work experience placements. We offered Declan Watson, 15, a 7 day placement, where he assisted in health and safety management, checking the workforces' PPE, paperwork and maintaining site security. Experiencing a site atmosphere left a positive impression; Declan particularly enjoyed seeing the varying trades and the entire site's approach to teamwork. He is now considering studying Civil Engineering at University.