Midlands & East Anglia

Major new care home takes shape in prestigious project

Moundsley Hall Nursing HomeThe major new 75-bed stand-alone Moundsley Hall Care Home is under construction in an impressive two-phase development at Walkers Heath Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham.

Moundsley Hall Care Home is set in six acres of tranquil landscaped grounds and woodland. Its unique location, accessed via a tree lined avenue, provides a country setting whilst enjoying the amenities of an urban location.  The home provides accommodation for those requiring continuous nursing care, residential care, convalescence, or respite care and can also cater for younger adults and for clients with physical or learning disabilities.

The design and build project is being carried out by Main Contractors Lawson Construction for Moundsley Hall Healthcare Group. The project commenced in September 2010 and is due for completion in January 2012.

The new building is being constructed on a level site in a Green Belt area, and the project is now progressing through its second phase. The three storey building is divided into three blocks – two containing 30 bedrooms with an approximate gross external area per floor of 608m² – and a third containing 15 bedrooms. Each block has its own kitchen, dining and lounge facility.

The building incorporates 22 dormers to each block with main entrance porticos and is of traditional brick and block construction with feature render panels and Georgian style UPVC framed windows which incorporate toughened external K reflective glazing. Roofing is in pitched, traditional style.

External works on the project include the creation of a car park and landscaping.

Moundsley Hall pride themselves on the quality of their in-house activities: each unit has its own dedicated activities area full of board games, crafts, puzzles, etc. and there are three full time activities co-ordinators who provide an innovative, stimulating and diverse weekly programme. Each unit also has its own weekly Residents Committee Meetings which leads the quality cycle of continuous service improvement.

Lawson Construction has achieved turnovers of up to £6 million over the last few years over a wide spectrum of construction projects.  The scope of work ranges from commercial, industrial, new build and refurbishment, to private and public sector housing.

The company was founded in 1966 and has expanded over the years, thanks to its good reputation for high quality, completion to time and working within cost budgets.

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