This high quality project included the construction of a new retirement home consisting of two interlinked ‘villas’ with 31 flats on four floors, communal areas and a circular chapel together with extensive external works. Following demolition of the existing Fosbrooke House and general site clearance, new construction was able to proceed.
The new building comprised piled foundations and ground beams, suspended ground floor slab and precast upper floors, masonry load bearing superstructure, Rheinzinc metal roof and aluminium windows and doors.
Internal finishes were of exceptional high quality particularly in all the communal areas and chapel. Other facilities included a commercial kitchen and storage, laundry facilities, library and warden accommodation as well as administration areas.
The partnering ethos that developed during the 2nd stage was successfully carried through to the construction phase.
Client: Church of England Pensions Board