Client: The Extracare Charitable Trust
Location: Longbridge, Birmingham
Project value: £35m
Sector: ,

Located on the site of the former Longbridge car factory, the retirement village scheme is a development of 263 two-bedroom apartments, incorporating a large central communal village area with steel framed Atria; also utilising a combination of structural types, including a full reinforced concrete frame with flat slabs, steel framed elements including the full height glazed entrance, and transfer RC slab with load bearing masonry above.

Works were complicated due to the nature of the site, with the remediated factory site being turned over up to 8m deep and an abandoned WWII command bunker located 15m below the surface of the site. This necessitated the site being fully piled to accommodate the high column loads, and a mixture of Concrete CFA and Steel Tube Driven piles were adopted.

As an acknowledgement of the sites former car making history an Iconic ‘Mini Car’ has been mounted on the wall at high level in the main entrance area.

Longbridge Retirement Village achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating.