Yeadon Care Home

Client: Henry Boot

Value: £1.3 million
Location: Leeds
Contract Period: 35 weeks
Contract Type: NEC3 Subcontract Option A


In May 2015, Henry Boot were awarded the contract to build a flagship extra care housing scheme in Yeadon for Leeds City Council through the YORbuild Framework.

The forty five self-contained apartments will be the first council-owned and managed extra care scheme in the city. The development comprises of righteen one-bedroom apartments, twenty seven two-bedroom apartments and a range of vibrant communal and outdoor spaces.

The new scheme forms part of the council’s ambitious plans to provide accommodation to suit people’s needs for now and the future.

The new curved building has a concrete substructure, concrete columns, core walls and suspended post tensioned concrete floors. The stability of the structure is derived through the three cores (stairs, lfts and service cores) of the building which are formed with 250mm thick in-situ reinforced concrete walls.  The building also incorporates concrete retaining walls to accomodate the changes in level across the site.

Scope of works

A complex radial shaped building with an integral curved spine wall the full height of the 4-storey construction

  • Early Contractor Involvement – Value Engineering in the rationalisation of the suspended slab construction and wall and column layout
  • Site constrained by its size and hillside location and planning conditions restricting oversailing
  • Significant (2,500m3) reduced dig and site clearance including considerable rock break out
  • Substructure civils works
  • 4-storey reinforced concrete frame including 3,600m2 of suspended slabs
  • Crane access restricted to one side of the curved building reflected in falsework design
  • Adjustments to sequencing and construction methodology to overcome the discovery of a deep well to the side of the excavation


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