STRUCTURE: Brand New Dementia Care Home – Open Day

Walshaw Hall

We were delighted to visit The Beeches, the brand new Dementia Care Home today, ahead of the official public open day which takes place on Sunday 20th March.

The new 56 bedroom dementia care home in Tottington, is situated next to Walshaw Hall care home, a magnificent Victorian mansion which over the years has been sensitively restored and adapted for use as a care home.

Ward Structure were commissioned to provide the structural design for this project. The design is a traditional masonry construction with precast concrete floors supported of strip foundations. Structural steel is used to form large open plan living spaces and glazed areas.  The site is drained via an attenuated drainage solution.

STRUCTURE: Latest Images from onsite at Bristol Care Home

Ward Structure visited the care home development site in Bristol yesterday, where the ground floor planks are currently being installed. A large proportion of the steelwork to the atrium is also complete.

STRUCTURE: Latest images from Bristol Care Home

Here are the latest photos from on site at Bristol, where the team are completing the structural design for this care home.

The photos show the basement excavation is complete. The basement slab has been cast and external wall construction is ongoing. High level foundations and drainage is also well progressed.

Structure Design at Care Home

Ward Consulting have been working on the Structure Design on a development of a new build care home on Jockey Road, Sutton Coldfield.

The purpose built 65 bedroom care home has had the groundfloor planks installed, and the blockwork ongoing, with first floor planks due this week. The steel columns and windposts have also been installed.

Our sister company DWA Architects are the appointed architects on this project.

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Structural Engineering for New Care Home

Ward Structure, have been completing the structural engineering for new care home at Kingston Vale.

The Kingston Vale project is to develop a 59 bed care home, set over three storeys with a part basement.

The following photos show the piling is complete and the external ground beam construction is ongoing –

Kingston Vale Care Home

Kingston Vale Care Home

 

Structural Engineering for a Care Village

Structural Engineering Design - Burnsville Care Village

Our team are currently working on the Structural Engineering for a Care Village.

Bournville Care Village is a £60million state-of-the-art care village being built on the former site of Bournville College on the Bristol Road in Bournville, Birmingham.Our Structural Engineering Design team have been working on this project, which is now in phase 3, in the construction of an 80 Bed Nursing and Dementia scheme. The scheme is two storey with a part basement to suit the natural slope of the ground.

60% of the ground floor slab have been installed and the basement construction is ongoing. The scheme includes several cantilevering terrace areas and a curved glulam roof over the main entrance and cinema areas.

More about Bournville Care Village

Once complete, the overall scheme will feature:

  • 212 apartments set within a stunning extra care scheme complete with a range of fantastic facilities, including a restaurant, gym, IT facilities, shop, care and landscaped gardens.
  • 35 independent living and contemporary apartments for people with learning disabilities, with care and support provided by fully-qualified staff from Bournville Village Trust
  • An 80-bedroom nursing home for older people and people with dementia complete with beautiful gardens, a café and hairdressing salon – owned and managed by Gracewell
  • A health and well-being centre, which is set to include a GP practice, pharmacy, optician and a range of health and social care services delivered by partner agencies.

Ward Structure – Solihull Care Home

Ward Structure - Solihull Care Home 4

Ward Structure have been working on a scheme which is a traditional load bearing masonry construction supported on strip and pad foundations.

Here are the photos, which shows the first floor blockwork, ready for installation of second floor planks –

Ward Structure - Solihull Care Home 5

Ward Structure – Solihull Care Home 5

Ward Structure - Solihull Care Home

Ward Structure – Solihull Care Home 4

Ward Structure - Solihull Care Home

Ward Structure – Solihull Care Home 3

Ward Structure - Solihull Care Home

Ward Structure – Solihull Care Home 2

Ward Structure - Solihull Care Home

Ward Structure – Solihull Care Home 1

Structure: Contractor receives significant savings on Residential Extension

Residential property, Prestwich

WARD Structure were appointed to undertake the structural design for a single storey extension on a residential property in Prestwich, and in the process were able to provide significant savings to the contractor.

Our Structural Engineers designed the steel supports, timber rafters and foundations on the project. They also completed masonry design calculations to justify the size of the masonry wall returns and avoid the requirement for a steel portal frame to the rear elevation, which provided the contractor with significant savings.

 

Residential property, Prestwich

Residential property, Prestwich

Residential property, Prestwich

Residential property, Prestwich

An update from Ward Structure on the Walshaw Hall Care Home project

Ward Structure project update - Walshaw Hall

The project at Walshaw Hall, to develop a new build 53-bed dementia care unit, is well on the way.

This scheme is linked to an existing residential facility at Walshaw Hall that was built in 1854 and currently caters for 50 residents.

Walshaw Hall that was built in 1854

Walshaw Hall that was built in 1854 and currently caters for 50 residents.

As you will see from the photos below, the ground floor planks to the new development have been installed along with steel columns to the first floor.

Ward Structure project update - Walshaw Hall

Ward Structure project update – Walshaw Hall

Ward Structure project update - Walshaw Hall

Ward Structure project update – Walshaw Hall

Ward Structure project update - Walshaw Hall

Ward Structure project update – Walshaw Hall

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