Montford Manor Care Home Ashford
Client: Care UK
Completed: Autumn 2019
Constructed over 3 storeys with a basement below, via a traditional brick and block build method and wrapped in Marley cedral cladding, the building regenerates a former NHS greenfield site within the grounds of the William Harvey Hospital.
Internally the care home is completed to a very high specification with all bedrooms featuring en-suite bathroom facilities and the building is fitted with nurse-call alarm technology and sprinkler systems throughout. Each floor provides dining rooms, lounges and cinema rooms along with assisted bathrooms and nurses stations and the ground floor accommodates a hairdressing salon, main café, staff offices and storage rooms. The basement level is home to a commercial kitchen as well as laundry facilities and the plant room.
Adequate car parking is provided at the front of the building whilst at the rear residents can enjoy a beautifully landscaped south-facing private garden complete with block paved pathways, wooden seating areas, a decorative gazebo and water feature. Sustainable drainage systems are incorporated and bird and bat boxes have been carefully positioned to enhance biodiversity. Prior to construction careful removal and relocation of slow worms and lizards was required.
Whilst under construction, due to the sites close proximity to the busy hospital, our site management team had to remain mindful of the ambulance routes in operation and worked closely with air traffic control when using the tower crane, which was used to expedite the build due to the scale of the building, to ensure the safety of the air ambulance operations.