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Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield – New care home & conservative club pavilion


Construction of 65-bed retirement village and accompanying conservative club pavilion


Hamberley Developments Ltd




June 2016

Services Provided by J Tomlinson

- Construction of 65-bed retirement village and accompanying conservative club pavilion
- Traditional masonry build
- Phased project
- Temporary conservative club during works

Project Background

Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield is a luxury apartment-inspired care home providing high-quality and contemporary comforts for its residents. This 65-bed care home features stylish lounges, an eye-catching café and a spacious garden.

J Tomlinson was contracted to complete this large Design and Build project, which encompassed the delivery of two schemes running concurrently; the construction of a new care home to provide premium accommodation for residents and a new social club building to the rear of the site.

The location of the new development is in close proximity to Sutton Coldfield town centre and a busy residential area. The project was assisted by J Tomlinson’s Health and Safety Manager, who was instrumental in ensuring high levels of site safety within such high population settings.


J Tomlinson Solution

The project was split into two phases, with the new conservative club being built first. A temporary building was constructed to enable the members of the club to continue attending events, whilst the existing building was demolished to make room for the care home. Upon completion of the new conservative club, the team then began the construction of the new care home development.

Throughout the project, J Tomlinson implemented a traffic management plan to ensure club members could access the club and its car park at all times.

The three-storey residential care and nursing home, designed by DWA Architects, features a bistro café, a hair and beauty salon, an in-house cinema room and an activity room, with a choice of en-suite bedrooms and apartments, including respite care and accommodation for couples. It offers residential care, nursing care and dementia care. The traditional masonry façade is in-keeping and reflects the residential environment in which the building is set.

A large amount of external works accompanies the new buildings including external drainage, hard and soft landscaping, roads and pathways, boundary walls and external lighting.

All site activity was carefully managed to minimise disruption. J Tomlinson developed key processes to manage problems we encounter in busy areas, with key features including:

– Minimising noise/dust

– Programming works to minimise disruption, including working flexible hours

– Working with local transport providers

– Managing effective traffic management plans, including planned deliveries to site

– Creation of site signage and barriers

Project Achievements

MINIMAL DISRUPTUON – J Tomlinson implemented and enforced a number of measures designed specifically to minimise disruption to local residents and the members of the conservative club, including traffic management plans, noise and dust minimisation techniques and flexible hours working.

HEALTH AND SAFETY – J Tomlinson took into consideration the site’s close proximity to Sutton Coldfield town centre, as well as its location within a busy residential area, and worked hard to minimise risk to locals and visitors.

POSITIVE CLIENT FEEDBACK – The project was completed to a high standard, gaining excellent feedback from the client.

ADDED VALUE & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – Considerable amounts of small items of ‘extra’ work such as access road lighting have been completed for the Tennis and Conservative club and immediate neighbours. Spare timber from the site clearing stage was also passed on to a local scout group.