On behalf of Surrey County Council, Contractor Partners Beard Construction is currently working on a series of Demolition and New Build Works across five projects as part of a Capital Build programme.
These Project were procured via the Procure Partnerships South East Framework with Beard Construction appointed under a single stage design and build call-off procedure. Each project is monitored via Compliance Chain
As a result of these works, several children’s homes and family contact centres will be built in the area. The goal of Surrey Council is to provide the best possible start to life for everyone, and the delivery of these schemes will contribute to this vision by focusing on the needs of vulnerable individuals who may have previously been unable to access key services.
Three of the Five projects include Walton on Thames Children’s Home, Epsom Children’s Home and Shaw Family Contact Centre.
Walton-on-Thames Children’s Home
A New Build Children’s Home and No Wrong Door Annex will be constructed on a vacant site at Ashley Road. Six of the bedrooms will be used by residents aged 12 to 17 and one room will be dedicated to staff use, along with associated infrastructure.
Epsom Children’s Home
The project will see the redevelopment of the site, currently occupied by the Sycamore Centre Teaching Unit. The project includes the demolition of the existing modular centre and new build construction of a Children’s Home to the North of the site.
Building these new homes will mean that children in Surrey County Councils care will not be placed in homes out of the borough allowing them to rebuild their lives in the community they are familiar with, each designed to have a homely and comfortable atmosphere.
Shaw Family Contact Centre
The new Shaw Centre will be located on the existing site on Chobham Road and will replace the current facility. The new facility will have 7 – 8 contact rooms of varying sizes, a reception area, meeting rooms, ground floor offices, lobby and waiting area, kitchen, toilets, and baby change.
Each project will utilise a Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) system to help make each building more energy efficient. SIP panels deliver unrivalled insulation and airtightness, which reduces energy costs over the building’s lifetime.
Beard was also featured as part of Procure Partnerships ‘Feel Good Friday News’, in which we celebrate our Contractors Partners who have shown an outstanding commitment to social value across our social channels.
Among these activities were a £1500 donation for a family fun event, the creation of a wish tree featuring the hopes, dreams and wishes of children for the future, as well as the gifting of a hard hat, digger, and hi-vis jackets branded with Beard’s logos for an Autistic child who regularly walks past site and engages with the team.
Pat Hughes, director for Beard’s Guildford division: “These buildings fit perfectly with Beard’s ethos of creating spaces that really make a difference. They are not just four walls and a roof, these buildings will provide essential facilities for some of the most vulnerable people across the county.
The designs are contemporary, and the materials we use will be robust and of high quality to reduce the need for maintenance. Where possible we’ll also choose options based on environmental credentials and thermal performance.”