New Project: Cumnor Hill

Ward Associates (Consulting Engineers) have been appointed on the construction phase of the latest Hamberley 70 bed Care Home scheme in Oxford. WA CE worked with the Hamberley team through the planning and tender stage to develop a cost effective drainage strategy and achieve planning condition discharge prior to contract appointment.

J Tomlinson have been appointed as Main Contractor and we look forward to working again with them on this exciting new project.

Progress at Chingford

Works are progressing well at St. Francis Residential Home, Chingford. The development includes the addition of an 8 en-suite bedroom extension at ground floor level, and provision of additional dayspace to the existing building, so as to raise standards of the existing home.

Charity Events – York Teaching Hospital Dementia Appeal

Our fundraising events for the York Teaching Hospital Dementia appeal have been a great success, and an enjoyable day for all involved. Above pictures the start ramp for our sponsored Soapbox Race.

If you would like to donate, or find out more information about why we are raising for this fantastic charity, please click either image, or visit:

Risking life & limb for the YTH Dementia Appeal; click the left video link for a look at our spectacular soapbox crash!

Perhaps not the best start, but things quickly picked up and DWA ended the day with a ‘Micklegate Business Initiative Star of the Day’ Award!

Bristol: Practical Completion Achieved

Practical Completion has been achieved on a 76 bed care home for Avery Healthcare in Bristol. Constructed by Halsall Construction, the accommodation boasts luxury living for residents, including superbly equipped en-suite facilities, activity spaces, hair salon, spa and cinema.

The home is designed by DWA Architects with Structural Engineering services provided by Ward Associates (Consulting Engineers) Ltd and Project Managed throughout by Ward Associates (Project Services) Ltd.

Hounslow: Planning Approval for 60 bed care home

DWA Architects have obtained planning permission for the replacement of the former Eldridge House care home with a new build 60 bed care home. The site is located in the London borough of Hounslow and extends to 1 acre, including its own dedicated access driveway. The site is bounded by residential properties and a primary school.

The building is partly 3 storeys in the central area of the site, and steps down to respect the general built form in the immediate area.

The home will comprise of 30 no. beds over two levels, with each floor subdivided into two smaller fully autonomous units catering for different categories of resident.


Works on site at ASKHAM for Askham Village Community are progressing well, with the central atrium steel frame now in place for the Askham House courtyard extension, as pictured above. The site comprises of various existing care facilities & newly constructed buildings. Above illustrates concept massing for the overall development scheme. Askham House extension can be seen centrally, with the recently completed Askham Grove & Centre also shown highlighted.


Works are progressing well on site at EVESHAM, for Majesticare. The 67 bed care home is due for completion in April 2018, and will benefit from facilities including various roof gardens, cafe & garden-facing seating area, library, sun porch, sun lounge, shop, and private resident balconies. The above image indicates the home as it will appear on completion & below indicates current site progress.



Works are progressing well on a new build 45 bedroom care home at PINNER for Vivo Medical Care Ltd. The scheme was originally designed by DWA Architects, with Ward Associates Project Services providing Project Management, Employer’s Agent and Cost Consultant services. Works are anticipated to complete in early August 2017, in line with the original programme. Above left image indicates current progress on site, whilst above right provides a 3D visualisation of the home as it will appear on completion.

Healthfield Court

Heathfield Court for Carebase nears completion, with CQC inspection to be undertaken in April.

The 66 bed care home cleverly utilises a mansard roof and basement construction to maximise usable space & facilities within a residential area.

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