Oakwood Extracare

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Client: The Wrekin Housing Trust

Value: £9,062,000

Programme: 67 weeks

Completion Date: June 2016

McPhillips was commissioned by The Wrekin Housing Trust to design and build a new 63 apartment 6400m2 three storey extracare facility on the outskirts of Wellington, Telford.

Configuration is 44nr two-bed and 19nr one-bed apartments all with en-suite wet-rooms and kitchens. Staff sleepover facilities and a guest suite are also provided.  Other facilities include reception, restaurant, café-bar, lounge, multi-function activities room, commercial laundry and commercial kitchen.
 
The green field site was cleared and 253nr CFA piles were constructed to 10m depths. Reinforced ground beams support the mesh reinforced in-situ concrete floor slab which has a power floated finish.
 
A ‘Metsec’ lightweight steel frame was used and floors are metal deck pans with reinforced in-situ concrete infill. Roof is an insulated single ply membrane construction.
 
External wall finishes are facing brick, insulated cladding and insulated rendered panels.
 
Along with staircases 13 person and 8 person lifts serve the upper floors.
 
Central heating is provided by low-energy boilers and air conditioning is installed serving communal areas.
 
Externally a 400m2 4m high retaining wall was constructed to the rear, the gardens are fully landscaped and a 40 space car park was constructed to the front.
 
The building was designed to achieve BREEAM Very Good and Secured by Design standards.