In conjunction with a long-standing client, Rhino Precast have successfully completed work on a new 60 bedroom care complex for the elderly in Whittlesey.
The project is being delivered by Axiom Housing Association and will provide a new state-of-the art £9.3million residential care unit including an on-site restaurant, hair salon and therapy room, shop and communal gardens.
Rhino Precast’s works included the installation of 6,500m² of hollowcore planks and 45T of precast staircases. With Rhino’s experienced installation crews the plank installation was less than 2 weeks for each floor.
The care home was primarily a masonry build but included a central portal frame which was constructed early in the build. This meant that Rhino Precast had to thread the planks through the 3-storey portal frame into position. Rhino provided a number of slabs with splay cuts to suit the shape of the building – a central core with two ‘wings’ protruding at an angle.
Rhino Precast were proud to support a development which provided, “much need care facilities for vulnerable members of the community.”