Social distancing and infection control measures help team stick to construction schedule
Work is progressing on the development of a new care home for Charterpoint in Bingham, Nottinghamshire.
Contractor, Lawrence Baker, began working on the site in Grantham Road at the start of the year.
A number of measures have since been taken to ensure the safety and comfort of those working on the development during the coronavirus pandemic, including the installation of temporary sleeping, washing and showering accommodation for each bricklayer.
And, with social distancing guidance being applied on site, the team has made good progress on the Charterpoint Senior Living development which will be run by care home operator, HC-One.
Adrian Goose, chief executive of Charterpoint, said: “Ensuring the safety of teams on site is a priority for all those involved in this care home development, and we are pleased to say that work has carried on as normal throughout the past few weeks.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, temporary sleeping, washing and showering accommodation has been provided on site
“A number of measures were introduced to enable the bricklayers to observe social distancing and to stay on the site overnight using temporary accommodation, and this has resulted in excellent progress being made on this development.”
Mostly over two storeys, with one section over three storeys, the 70-bed care home is being built on a brownfield site which formerly housed a redundant police station.
It will feature residents’ lounges, a hair/beauty salon, cinema room and other extensive communal facilities, along with residents’ gardens.
It is due to open next summer.