Pacy and Wheatley have completed the design and build of a new, 80-bed care home with accommodating en-suites to all rooms. The building has varied height and elevational treatments to avoid the typical ‘box’ look and meet the local planning authority development bid strategy and requirements for the area.
The structure was largely built using traditional construction methods, and internally includes a wide range of facilities to assist in the care services required by the end user. Cinema, activity, spa rooms and a hair salon along with the large open communal areas will allow residents to relax and spend time with their families and visitors. The inclusion of Nursing amenities, commercial kitchen and lounge / dining spaces, staff changing and shower facilities, along with addition of external roof terraces overlooking the landscaped courtyard with special water feature and an aesthetically pleasing green roof system on the lower single storey part of the build – all provide a build of purpose and quality.
It is now a modern Care Home facility known as ‘The Residence’ and is an enviable location most suitable for today’s care needs. The project forms an integral part of a planned programme of development by City of York Council to the area, to include library and community facilities, a sports centre and pitches, a Health Centre and a residential development.
Residential areas are located around the Site’s vicinity with a Community Centre, School and Children’s Club all nearby. The Site Team were required to ensure the utmost safety and security throughout the duration of the project, especially in respect of young persons. Neighbours were given great consideration.
As a Considerate Contractor, 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 City of York Council to minimise disruption.
The development has a requirement to achieve a ‘very good’ BREEAM rating with regards to the sustainability of the development and efficiency of operation, thereafter.