Bison precast selected for Surrey retirement village improvements

Bison Manufacturings market-leading precast concrete units have been specified for the construction of a brand new building in the heart of a Surrey retirement living development.

Situated in the village of Cranleigh, the Elmbridge Village retirement community is currently being upgraded and expanded by Castleoak, specialist construction partner to the care and retirement living sector.

As part of the works, an all new building – named Elmbridge Manor – is being created at the centre of the development, and will see the installation of 2,782m² of Bisons 150, 200, 250 and 260mm deep Hollowcore floor units, as well as four precast staircases.

Selected for their reduced deadweight and maximised structural efficiency, the Hollowcore units also offer improved sound resistance over alternative materials, helping to maximise comfort for the buildings residents.

Mike Nelson, Sales and Commercial Manager at Bison said: 

We are extremely pleased to have been chosen to provide our units for the Elmbridge Manor project. Having worked with Castleoak in the past, we understand their commitment to high quality and efficiency, and we are focused on helping Castleoak deliver those standards.

Paul Mannings, Project Director at Castleoak added:

Thanks to Bisons off-site manufacturing processes they are able to provide us with consistently high-quality units which complement the high standards of our retirement living construction projects.

By using precast concrete in the buildings design we are also able to minimise the amount of sound that is transmitted through the building, which will enhance the quality of life for Elmbridge Manor’s future tenants.

Bison is currently delivering its units to site, with the overall completion of the village scheduled for Summer 2016.