Education & Health Care Buildings
Many of our projects have included timber frame and SIPS detailing for buildings for the education and healthcare sectors. These have included:
• School Buildings / Extensions
• Student Accommodation Blocks
• Hospital Buildings
• Care Homes
An example of one of the schemes we have worked on is the Winsford Extra Care Village in Cheshire. Contracted by Taylor Wimpey, the scheme which at the time incorporated the largest timber frame in Europe, provides the residents of Cheshire with an innovative, high quality retirement village.
‘Extra Care’ housing enables people to live in their own homes while receiving extra support – the level of which can be adapted with their changing needs. The apartments are designed specifically to offer safe, secure accommodation for people from the age of 60 upwards.
In addition to 24 hour on call care, the Winsford scheme has been designed with a wide range of facilities including library, restaurant, hairdressers, IT suite, gyms and village hall. (The facilities are also available for use by non-residents).
Building programmes for the education and health sectors are often under constraints in terms of both budget and time making offsite construction methods an ideal solution. If you would like to find out more about our experience in this area, please contact us.