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Belong Village, Atherton

“Cruden and Belong have worked together on 3 Belong villages…They listen to the customer and consult with us throughout the contract….to provide a high spec building.” Tracy Paine, Operations Director – Belong Ltd

Project: Belong Village, Atherton

Employer: Belong Ltd / CLS Care Services Group 

Procurement Framework: Not applicable

Location: Atherton, Wigan

Value: £6.7m

Programme: 76 weeks

Works Description: Belong Atherton is a design and construction scheme comprising a mix of 72 high dependency care units and 26 extra care apartments for independent living. 

The building, our second contract with Belong Ltd, is in an urban location on a 1.58 acre site and has a footprint of 2280m² with a build area of 5830m².

The high dependency care units are contained within six self-contained households for 12 people providing a supportive environment that meets the personal needs of individuals. The kitchen, lounge, dining and external areas are designed in an open-plan configuration to maximise independence, aiding orientation, promoting discreet support, enabling and encouraging residents to participate in daily living skills.

The design made best use of natural light to ensure a bright, fresh, environment throughout.

An inter-generational approach encourages the wider neighbourhood to use the village facilities, including a bistro, hair and beauty salon, community room, well-being suite, gym and internet café.

The scheme was the winner of ‘Best Healthcare Building’ in the Wigan Council Building Excellence Awards and was shortlisted for a National Dementia Care Award 2011 in the Best Interior Dementia Design Category.

Group Delivery Company: Cruden Construction Ltd