• Client:
    Montpelier Estates Limited
  • Sector:
  • Procurement Method:
    Negotiated Management Contract
  • Location:
  • Type:
    New Build Care Home

Project Description

Pacy & Wheatley have recently commenced a care home construction project in Daventry, Northamptonshire. The work consists of the construction of a new care home using traditional construction forms, including split level retaining wall structures, cavity walls, flat roofing complete with eaves overhanging details.

Being a mixture of one and two stories in height, the building responds to the site context, topography, landscape setting and local architectural distinctiveness of the surrounding area. Materials have been selected to respect the setting into which the building has been designed.

The project will deliver a top quality care facility that satisfies the local needs and create significant employment opportunities for local people.

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The Challenge

The project is situated to the rear of an existing care facility, making access for deliveries and loading out very difficult, particularly as part of the existing facility directly next to the new building has listed status. This is further complicated by space on site being precious, being used for the necessary car parking for staff and visitors to the existing care facility.

When considering the delivery of the project carefully with the client’s team, a Tower Crane was preferred to provide the required logistical solution for the site, thus maintaining quality and speed throughout the build. Using ‘just in time’ delivery planning to ensure the limited space available, is used efficiently. Access to the site has been established by a separate temporary entrance road, with manned security/ Traffic Marshall control, to ensure this critical interface with the existing facility is maintained.

The listed structure will be protected via a substantial fencing structure, approved by the local planning officer and will remain in place throughout the build duration, prior to stripping to facilitate the required works to the existing structures.

As a Considerate Contractor and due to the site being very close to existing care residents’ bedrooms and day to day living spaces, we will ensure that all plant and machinery used, and site noise will be kept to a minimum, with the assurance that any loud activities will be properly planned and managed to ensure minimum disturbance to all. A full site and development traffic plan will be utilised to monitor deliveries, and the like, through which we will work closely with the existing facility to minimise disruption.

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