New £8m care home for Avery Healthcare reaches key construction milestone

A significant project milestone was reached this month in the construction of a new £8m care home in Braintree for Avery Healthcare. A ‘topping out’ ceremony, which is a traditional industry event to mark the completion of the roof, was attended by the client team and firms involved in the construction. 

Avery Healthcare is one of the largest care home providers in the UK. Braintree Mews Care Home will join their award-winning portfolio of care homes in summer 2023 when doors open to welcome its new residents. 

The prestigious development on Church Lane, Braintree, Essex, located next to the former site of Braintree College, will create a modern and carefully considered 75-bed care home facility. The building will include a cinema, activity room, dual occupancy rooms and landscaped grounds for the residents to enjoy. 

Director of Developments at Avery Healthcare, Adrian Doyle, and members of their team, attended the topping out ceremony, along with members of the project delivery team, which included the construction manager at Horizon Construction (main contractor), Adam French, project manager at Holden & Lee, Craig Lavery, and director at Harniss Consulting, Darren Harris. 

Managing Director at Horizon Construction, Phil Holding, said: “We are delighted to reach another important milestone in this project. As a leader in its sector, we are proud to be entrusted with Avery Healthcare’s latest care home and are looking forward to completing another high-quality healthcare solution.”

From left to right: Dane Read (Avery Healthcare), Darryl Sadler (Horizon Construction), James Wilby (Horizon Construction), Adam French (Horizon Construction), Percy Newton (Horizon Construction), Adrian Doyle (Avery Healthcare), Darren Harris (Harness Consulting), Richard Fridd (Fund Monitor), Steve Goodman (Holden & Lee) and Liam Butler (Holden & Lee).

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