Treetops Hospice, Derbyshire

Client: Treetops Hospice Care

Treetops Hospice Care is a charity dedicated to providing palliative care and support to bereaved families. The project plan is to deliver 12 dedicated end-of-life beds and facilities which would increase choice for local people as to where they receive an end of life care.

The project is a single storey build with mono pitch roof blending in with its surroundings providing a home-style feel whilst simultaneously providing state of the art care facilities. On this particular project, we worked very closely with the client to ensure all operational needs are met.

Duties: Concept design, including SBEM, followed by reviewing contractors design and installation.

RCV Care Village, Cheltenham

Client: Richmond Care Village

BIM Level II, combined care home and residential sheltered development located in Cheltenham. New build 55 care apartments and 60 care beds with communal spaces including main restaurant and bar, coffee shop area, hairdressers and beauty room, gym, activities rooms and back of house spaces including a full kitchen, laundry and staff room.

MEP design included CHP located in the central energy centre to provide an efficient means of producing heating, hot water and electrical power.

Duties: Full detail design in 3D using Revit, to BIM level II protocol.

Towers Hospital, Leicester

Client: JA Ball 

A complex project which involved the conversion of a Grade II listed psychiatric hospital into care home apartments. BEC provided a performance specification at Stage 3 before completion of full M&E design services for installation. The scope included, but not limited to, design of the community heating plant and distribution, apartment ventilation, smoke ventilation, domestic water services, lighting and small power, warden call, external services.

Duties: Full detail design.

North Street, Warwickshire

Client: Midway Care Group Ltd / HBP Group Ltd

This project involves the renovation of an existing single storey school building to a two-storey assisted living residency building with a new three-storey extension and linking entrance corridor. The proposed ground floor existing building comprises of five assisted living apartments, a communal lounge, office, reception, staff kitchenette, staff WC, gas meter room and boiler room. Each apartment contains an open plan lounge and kitchen/dining area, bathroom, lobby on the ground floor and a double bedroom on the mezzanine floor. Service systems installed within apartments of the refurbished building were designed to be robust and vandal proof.

The proposed new build consists of 11 assisted living apartments over three floors with circulation spaces, lift and stairs and a tank room at ground floor level. Each apartment contains an open plan lounge kitchen/dining area, store, bathroom hall and bedroom.

Duties: Full detail design, reviewing contractors site works and witness testing.

Beaumont Walk, Derby

New build 86 bed assisted living care home, with individual apartments, central catering, dining, laundry and retail spaces. The M&E design included using the smoke ventilation system to provide natural ventilation to corridors to prevent overheating which is a common problem with assisted living and care home developments.

Duties: Full detail design, including thermal modelling and natural ventilation modelling of internal corridors.

Rush Hill Care Home, Bath

Client: Hamberley

New build 62 bed care home in Bath consisting of bedrooms with en-suites, communal dining, lounges and cinema. Back of house areas include full commercial kitchen and laundry. BEC have designed the full M&E services including nurse call and access control systems.

Duties: Full detail design, including thermal modelling and natural ventilation modelling, to assess compliance for summertime overheating.

Pershore Road Care Home, Edgebaston

Client: Gracewell Healthcare / Seddons

New build 62 bed care home in Birmingham consisting of bedrooms with en-suites, communal dining, lounges and cinema. Back of house areas include full commercial kitchen and laundry. BEC have designed the full M&E services including nurse call and access control systems.

Duties: Electrical circuiting, load assessments and electrical calculations for the M&E contractor.

Care Home, Wellingborough

Client: Winvic

New build 58 bed care home in Wellingborough consisting of traditional bedrooms with en-suites, communal dining and lounge areas. Back of house areas include full commercial kitchen and laundry. This particular care home has full sprinkler coverage to all areas.

Duties: Full detail design, including SBEM and EPC.