Taylor & Taylor Shires, Shipston-on-Stour

Residential care home and extra care apartments

Project Overview

The design and construction of a new 70 bedroom care home and 11 separate extra care apartments in Shipston-on-Stour within the retirement living sector

The main features of the care home include a lovely cinema room, fine dining area, a spacious bar and activity room for knitting, arts and crafts etc. Residents at the care home also have an external raised terrace area for extra space. With space in mind, bedroom sizes range from from 18m2 to 23m2, for the comfort and well-being of the residents.

The Challenge

Extensive cost exercises had to be carried out to come up with cost effective solutions to bring the inherited unaffordable proposal down in cost, saving our client 12% and allowing the development to go live.  The savings made to the build were pumped back into enhancements such as sprinkler protection and improving the already high standard fit out.

Our process


Cost Reviews and Tender Process

Extensive cost exercises were carried out with the design team to agree on an affordable budget. The tender process then took place to appoint the main contractor ready for start on site.

Construction Begins

Construction of the care home starts on site. Managing day to day variations alongside the client and the contractor to keep the build on programme and budget.

Practical Completion

Nearing completion of the project an overall quality check took place (snagging) to ensure the project delivered the standards promised before handing over to the client for opening its doors to its new residents.

The Outcome

A contemporary care home completed to the highest standards without compromise, enhancing the lives of residents, families and staff.  The care home presented challenges along the way that the design team were able to overcome to successfully complete the project within budget, delivering an outstanding care home to the client, Taylor & Taylor Shires.

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