26 January 2018
Mayflower Court Care Home, Southampton
Regions: Hampshire, Southampton
Client: Anchor 2020 Limited
Contract term: JCT Design & Build 2011 with amendments
Contract length: 103 weeks
Procurement: Design & build, single stage tender
Completed: July 2015
This BREEAM Very Good project comprised the design and build of a four-storey, 72-bedroom care home in Southampton. Enabling works included demolition and clearance of two buildings, asbestos removal, a reduced level dig and connection of services.
Midas constructed the building with strip foundations, a load bearing masonry superstructure and supplementary steel elements. The ground floor is a concrete slab, and the uppers are metal deck cast in in-situ slabs. The roof is a concrete single ply solution with a pitched steel extension above the penthouse. The pitched section is finished with tiles and the building’s external elevations are a mixture of brickwork and render.
The completed project offers bedrooms, café, craft room, hair and beauty salon, dining areas, kitchen and lifts. External works comprised of a car parking and extensive hard and soft landscaping, including the creation of a courtyard and a scented sensory garden.
Midas worked with the client to offer best value solutions, including a change from traditional pre-cast floors to metal deck and cast in situ slabs. The agreed amendments made to materials and programme saved the client a total of £340,000.