The construction business which is based in Birmingham will create a retirement village at Wood Norton near Evesham, Worcestershire. BAM is currently building a retirement village in Witney, Oxfordshire, also for Richmond Care Villages.
The £40m development will create 48 village apartments for independent living, 46 suites for assisted living, and a 60-bed care home providing nursing and dementia care. In addition, there will be a wellness spa, lounges, library, terrace café, restaurant and garden bar. It will be lavishly landscaped as is the norm for Richmond Care Village developments.
BAM Design is developing final designs for the scheme. Their expertise in 3D co-ordinated design working with the structural engineer and M&E subcontractor, has been fundamental to the integration of over 1,000 services holes through the steel frame.
Demolition work has included the team removing roof tiles to allow bats to escape and asbestos clearance to buildings in the former BBC Residential Training Centre. The team are currently undertaking groundworks to a 26,000m3 cut excavation for the basement.
Construction should be completed in September 2018.
Rod Stiles, the Regional Director for BAM Construction in the Midlands, said:
“This is a significant high quality private development in a specialist sector. We are very appreciative that the client has put its trust in us again. Together with our major office scheme at Three Snowhill, and major education schemes for universities and the EFA in Birmingham, Coventry and Solihull, we have a diverse portfolio based on good partnerships, modern approaches, and high quality workmanship.”
Paddy Brice, Managing Director of Richmond Care Villages, commented:
“We are pleased to be working with BAM again on this prestigious new retirement village for Worcestershire. Richmond Wood Norton is an extremely complex development with a main Village Care Centre of 100,000 ft², but I am confident that BAM have the expertise to deliver a fantastic building for us to provide the very best in retirement living and care.”