Howard Civil Engineering have commenced works on the civils package at the new Yeadon Care Home. Main Contractor Henry Boot Construction were awarded the scheme in May through the YorBuild Framework.
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.
Careful logistical planning is required over the next few months to maintain good progress on a site constrained by its size and steeply sloping topography.