St Martins Grange is a new 75-bedroom Nursing Care Home with Day Care Centre.
One of a number of projects carried out for European Care, working with The Pickstock Group and Elements Europe.
The concept of shower room pods deployed on previous projects was developed to design a module with the bedroom and ensuite shower room as a complete volumetric pod. This was delivered to the site complete with the windows. The
building was then completed with external cladding, roof and corridor floors, lifts and stairs.
As part of site investigations early in the project, it was identified that there were no nearby sewage drains. Detailed and challenging negotiations with third parties were time consuming, but because the issue was discovered early, it did not impact on the overall project delivery.
The distinctive circular form of the Day Centre Lounge did not lend itself to off-site manufacture and was debated at length with the client, with alternative designs offered, but was a client wish to retain.
This method of construction meant that the construction period was reduced to 31 weeks in total.