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Commended for building excellence

Malvern crossing care homeNominated for an LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Award celebrating constructional and architectural excellence, construction of the new Malvern Crossing Care Home has recently been completed on a site in Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury.

LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence awards are all about excellence achieved through building standards, technical innovation and sustainable designs.

Local, regional and national award ceremonies are held throughout the year with categories incorporating every class of building from domestic extensions, social housing, apartments, schools, hospitals, commercial and retail to industrial properties.

The care home project was carried out for Aspirations Care by Developers ME Wynn & Co, with Longlevens Building and Roofing Services as Main Contractors, with whom ME Wynn & Co have had a very successful association. The Architects were DSW Designs.

“This is the second independent care home we have built for Aspirations. The first was Abbeymead in Gloucester, which was completed last year and was also recommended by Gloucester City Council Building Control inspectors for an LABC award.

“The final result was that we were highly recommended for the quality of our work on the scheme and came third out of 30,000 entries” said Mr Ted Wynn of ME Wynn & Co Ltd, who was delighted that the company has again been nominated for an LABC award for the current project.

“It’s a real feather in our cap and quite an achievement. I feel that we have further improved our work with this contract – the home really is like a five star hotel” he added.

The inspectors were not the only ones impressed by the new development.

“The clients are absolutely over the moon with it – the directors (Sharon Workman & Ian Salter) say that yet again the standard has passed their expectations, and they are delighted to include the new property into their care home group” said Mr Wynn.

It is designed to accommodate adults with profound and multiple disabilities. Facilities at The Malvern Crossing Care Home include seven ensuite bedrooms equipped with special hoists, as well as a lounge, dining room and a kitchen with specialised tables for wheelchair users so that residents can cook if they wish (although a catering service is provided).

The home is designed to allow wheelchair access throughout. A rainwater harvesting system has been installed to provide water for flushing toilets and for washing machines.

The two storey building features external elevations in brick and render, with UPVC framed windows and a pitched tiled roof. External works included the creation of landscaped gardens with seating and patio areas, as well as a car park.

Longlevens Building and Roofing Services are a well respected Gloucester-based company who have been established for over 20 years. Collectively, the directors of the company have over 50 years experience which they feel shows in the quality of their construction work.

The company offers a full range of construction services; from brickwork and patios, through to loft conversions, extensions and new building. Longlevens Building and Roofing are well practiced in many forms of construction and are able to build bespoke or traditional designs, commercial or domestic projects.

Every year the company takes on apprentices through CITB, so they also support local young people’s careers whilst getting the job done.

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