The GB Group have won a contract worth £36 million; they will build a retirement village in Great Alne, West Midlands.
The GB Group provide innovative solutions to clients in a number of different sectors including development, construction, IT and energy. The company has been founded for over 100 years and is still going strong; this just proves that they deliver to a very high standard. Over 70% of their workload is through repeat business. They have five offices up and down the country at Stockport, Newcastle, Sunbury, Rugby and Wakefield.
This is a joint project between Helical Bar and Renaissance Villages. The construction of the village will create hundreds of engineering jobs.
Helical Bar is a property development and investment company; within their portfolio they have developments such as Clyde Shopping Centre, Fulham Wharf and Huddersfield Retail Park.
Renaissance Villages create and manage award winning property developments all over the UK. Owning a property within a Renaissance Village gives you exceptional design and finish and outstanding security. Locations in which they already have developments are West Sussex, Devon and Hampshire.
The retirement village in Great Alne, West Midlands will be called Maudslay Park. The site in which Renaissance Villages have acquired was once a vehicle production works called Maudslay Motor Company. This brownfield site is set in 80 acres of land where newts live so the GB Group are creating two new ponds for them to relocate to. Ground work has already begun including the construction of some of the roads and the first set of cottages.
The development will have a mixture of cottages and one, two and three bedroom apartments. The properties within the village will boost such amenities as underfloor heating, double glazing and excellent insulation. The village will have a whole host of facilities for the residents to keep busy or, in fact, relax; including a gym, a swimming pool, a restaurant and a library.
This age exclusive village will be known for being luxurious, energy efficient and sustainable. The clubhouse and the first apartment block, known as Phase one, has a completion date of early 2016. Phase Two is expected to be complete by April 2017.