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Gladstone House Extra Care, Newark

Gladstone House is a brand-new purpose-built housing development, for people aged 65 or over, located 1.5 miles from Newark town centre. There are 60 spacious and accessible apartments, which are designed to meet possible future needs by including features such as level access showers, wheelchair turning circles and accessible kitchens. Each apartment has an underfloor heating system, modern kitchen and lifeline call system which gives residents the reassurance of being able to seek assistance if needed. There is a communal lounge, rooms designated for activities, a sensory garden and a kitchen to provide lunches for all residents.

The £8 million extra-care facility provides a range of apartments for people aged over sixty, it is made up of 48 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom homes, as well as extra facilities such as a beauty room with hairdressers and a cafeteria. The facility has been purposely designed to be dementia-friendly, meaning no two corridors are the same.

A complex drainage scheme which was designed in close discussion with the contractor to ensure buildability. The system included soakaways and porous paving. Interaction with neighbouring development and legal process formed a key part of the scheme. Negotiating amendments to an existing adopted highway design. A complex building form with several high-quality bespoke features such as balconies and internal mezzanines. Exposed frame elements required careful specification to ensure the sleek aesthetic valued by the client was achieved.

Sustainability – The station underwent BREEAM certification as part of the Fire Service’s national policy for new fire stations, achieving an ‘Excellent’ rating.

Role

  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering

Client

Newark & Sherwood District Council

Contractor

Henry Boot Construction

Architect

Studio-G Associates

Project Description

Gladstone House is a brand new purpose-built housing development, for people aged 65 or over, located 1.5 miles from Newark town centre.

Value

£8m

Duration

2 Years

Completion

2018

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