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
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