St Helens Care Home
This £16.4 million project was the second design and build extracare village completed by The Alan Johnston Partnership for Arena Housing Association and The Extracare Charitable Trust.
In total the scheme consists of 174 self-contained flats, 32 bungalows and a village centre, built on an 8.74 acre site. The village includes a village hall, a restaurant, bar and cafÈ, health and fitness studio, hairdressing salon, a ëwell-beingí centre, a steam room, Jacuzzi / spa pool, rest room, IT centre, village shop, winter garden, craft and hobby room and a library and reading room.
The project was completed in just eighty weeks. Construction comprised piling to a depth of eight metres to support the winter garden, mass reinforced concrete strip foundations and extensive drainage systems. Superstructures comprised a combination of traditional load bearing construction and steel frame. The external facade of the building is facing brickwork with high level rendered panels and double glazed windows.