Bam Construction Secures £40m Retirement Village Deal

Bam Construction has secured a deal worth £40 million for the construction of a retirement village in Worcestershire.

The Richard Care Villages are owned by Bupa and is the construction firm’s second project for the care company.

The project will develop 46 suites, 48 flats and a 60 bed care home that will provide nursing and dementia care, while there will also be a garden bar, restaurant, terrace café, library, lounges and a wellness spa.

The demolition work on the old BBC Residential Training Centre has involved the removal of roof tiles and asbestos clearance to allow bats to escape.

It is expected that the construction will be finished by September 2018, while groundworks are currently being undertaken on a 26,000 m cut basement excavation.

Midlands Regional Director of Bam Construction, Rod Stiles, said that this is a considerable high quality private development in a specialist industry and the company is highly appreciative that the client has trusted the company to do the work once again.

He added: “Together with our major office scheme at Three Snowhill, and major education schemes for universities and the EFA in Birmingham, Coventry and Solihull, we have a diverse portfolio based on good partnerships, modern approaches and high-quality workmanship.”

Paddy Brice, Managing Director at Richmond Care Villages, said that they are happy to be working once again with the Bam group on such a prestigious new retirement village in Worcestershire.

Brice commented: “Richmond Wood Norton is an extremely complex development with a main village care centre of 100,000 sq ft, but I am confident that Bam has the expertise to deliver a fantastic building for us to provide the very best in retirement living and care.”

Earlier in the month, Bam announced that its managing director Richard Bailey is to step down on August 1 after his 60 year career in the industry.


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