Apple Trees Care & Reablement Centre, Grantham

Client: The Orders of St John Care Trust
Contract Value: £4m
Programme: 57 weeks
Completion Date: January 2014
Form of Contract: JCT Standard with Contractors Design 2011
Contracts Manager: Colin Moore
Quantity Surveyor: Mark Fox
Site Manager: Joel Cox
Architect: Hunter and Partners Limited
Engineer: Stewart & Harris Ltd

On behalf of the Orders of St John Care Trust in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council, the 64-bed care centre on Springfield Road was developed by Brackley Investments Ltd. The facility provides the local community with a 48-bed dementia unit and a 16-bed short stay and intermediate care unit.

Residents benefit from large bedrooms with en-suite bathroom facilities, Sky and digital TV, Wi-Fi and 24-hour nurse call facility. There is also a communal living area, sitting room, dining room and winter garden, a shop, tea room and hair salon.

The building is a combination of traditional masonry construction, brick columns and isolated steel beams while floors consist of precast beam and block. Sections of the façade also feature zinc cladding.

Outside, there is a fully landscaped sensory garden with raised planters, vegetable patches and water features, as well as a secure terraced area.

"Our construction team is delighted to be working with OSJCT once again, using its expertise in delivering high-quality care homes to help create this important new facility" Mark Wakeford, Managing Director. Stepnell