b'The Hawthorns SECTOR:OVERVIEW: Building, Care HomesThe project involved the full design and build of a 7,637m Independent Living Community, The Hawthorns, in Northampton. The building is comprised of 61 Independent Living apartments of OUR ROLE:varying sizes, with cafes, restaurants and lounges, a cinema, Main Contractorrecreation bar, indoor bowls green, hair salon and therapy spa.SCOPE OF WORKS: LOCATION:The site is situated on a slope, and as such the building Northamptonincorporates a semi-basement with waterproof concrete retaining walls cut into the ground. A 400 tonne steel frame structure was CLIENT:then constructed punching off large reinforced pads to both lower Avery Healthcareand upper ground levels.PROJECT VALUE:The four storey structure is clad in a mixture of brick, glass, render, 14.5mcopper cladding with a flat roof. Internally the structure utilises a structural framing system, metalled floors with structural concrete DURATION:topping, together with precast concrete stairs. Internally the 102 weeksapartments are finished to a high standard with individual kitchenettes and bathrooms. Extensive communal and day space areas are provided with walnut feature furniture and associated high end fittings. The scheme is visually impressive and we are very pleased to have had the opportunity to be involved.See next page for more'