• Location

    Church Crookham, Hampshire

  • Contractor/Developer

    Bouygues

  • Build Time
    13 weeks

The project: Bouygues had been contracted by the Anchor Trust to build a new, luxury retirement complex at Church Crookham in Hampshire. The extra care facility was to be made up of 72 one and two bedroom apartments, alongside a host of residential facilities.

Our brief: This project would mark the delivery of our 1,000th care home bed. Working for our client Bouygues, we were asked to design, manufacture and install a pre-insulated, light gauge steel superstructure, two and three storeys high, incorporating curved sections of wall and cantilever balconies.

Challenges faced: There were many elements of the build which put our design and engineering teams through their paces:

  • Curved sections of wall were overcome through the design and engineering of numerous faceted light gauge steel wall panels
  • The complex shape of the wall and roof structure also required a considerable number of angled panels to be designed
  • And, cantilevered balconies needed to be considered within the Fusion design and engineering process. They then had to be accommodated within the light gauge steel structure through the use of stub connections.

Our delivery: We worked as a team, coordinated with other supply chain partners, and delivered this project on time according to our client’s brief. From here we went on to complete a signficant town centre regeneration project for Bouygues – testament to the success of our offsite system.

“The Church Crookham care facility presented a challenging engineering design. For us though, it demonstrated the potential of offsite light gauge steel system, as well as Fusion’s capability as a delivery partner. We were pleased with their work on this project and continue to employ them as a supply chain specialist.”

Peter DohertyRegional Director, Bouygues