Mansell starts work on £7.4m extra-care complex in Derby

Beaumont Walk will accommodate 70 two-bed apartments and a community hub

Beaumont Walk, Derby

Mansell has commenced the construction of a new-build extra-care complex in Derby called Beaumont Walk.

The facility will accommodate 70 two-bed apartments and a community hub with amenities including a hair and beauty salon, restaurant, shop and launderette. The £7.4m scheme, which is being constructed on behalf of Housing 21 and Derby City Council, will also offer occupants the option of 24-hour on-site care.

Beaumont Walk is designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating and will minimise energy loss through an efficient thermal fabric within the wall cavities. Environmentally-friendly boilers and communal heating systems will also help to reduce energy use. In addition, the building design maximises the use of natural lighting and ventilation, incorporating low-water-use sanitaryware with a sustainable urban drainage system.

Aesthetic design features include the use of contrasting brick types on the façade and a pitched roof. Extensive landscaping and the construction of a garden courtyard will create a tranquil outdoor recreational space and feature walls will be used to add interest and depth internally.

Ian Taylor, managing director of parent company, Balfour Beatty’s East Midlands Delivery Unit, said: “We are very much looking forward to working with Housing 21 and Derby City Council to deliver another extra-care facility that can be enjoyed by future residents.

"Providing value for money without compromising on quality has always been of great importance to us. That is why we have worked closely with Housing 21 and its project team to marry design with buildable solutions.”

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