Primrose Gardens Extra Care, Chorley
We have worked with Chorley Council to design and construct a new 65 apartment Extra Care development in Chorley town centre.
The development includes shared facilities for use of residents and the general public, for example a large sprung dance floor, multipurpose hall complete with changing facilities and a café / restaurant.
Communal facilities and atrium areas have been constructed using a steel frame to allow larger open spans.
Level access has been provided throughout the whole scheme and extended out into the extensive landscaped garden areas.
212 apprentice weeks employed 7 career workshops 140 community support hours 99.98% waste recycled
175.50 work opportunities created 81% local workforce 40/50 Considerate Constructors Score
The site was brownfield and has experienced numerous past uses. A detailed Ground Investigation survey was undertaken and plans were made to manage the ground conditions.
The site sloped significantly across its width which required extensive remodelling and remediation, including insitu concrete retaining walls to ensure level access throughout the whole site.
The town centre location restricted vehicle access, requiring careful programming and logistics planning to ensure minimum disruption and safe access.
Surrounding buildings varied in form but were predominantly two storey traditional construction with pitch roofs. Our design team produced inventive solutions to assimilate the three storey roof space and façade into the area.
Working with the LRPP framework has enabled a truly iterative design process, which ran alongside an open book budget development.
This high level of transparency and coordination facilitated an early start on site and enabled the Council to commence services to the community within a reduced timeframe.