Bromley Care Homes

London Borough of Bromley, Kent

Bromley Care Homes

Pinewood Structures Ltd was contracted to design, supply and erect the structural timber frame as part of a high quality and architecturally inspiring 750 property development in the London Borough of Bromley. We have completed timber frame structures all four out of the four phases of this single project. The last phase, erected in the summer/autumn of 2012, involved the construction of a medical centre with additional surrounding extra care flats.

The development of Phase 1A and 1C covered a large area of 9,557m2. Phase 1A produced 48 extra care flats and houses for the retired, giving them the ability to live independently in luxury and to participate in the surrounding community. Covering 6,400m2, this aspect of Pinewood Structures’ package included steelwork to create large communal spaces on the ground floor of the flat units. Phase 1C involved the construction of a block of flats as well as twenty five houses for local residents to be part of this special community.

In the third Phase (1B) Pinewood delivered 60 extra care units for over 55s who suffer from various conditions including dementia. Pinewood Structures had to fit to a very tight schedule for the construction period of this particular Phase at Bromley. Our dedicated labour force worked seven days a week for seven weeks to produce the timber frame structure on schedule on site. 

This project is unique because of the size and because Pinewood Structures’ package for each phase of the project was uniquely designed and adapted to meet the needs of the client. Pinewood’s ability to have strong and deep relationships with clients and high quality satisfactory finish meant were keen to contract Pinewood Structures once more for the construction of the medical centre. 

> Phase 4: Bromley Medical Centre Flats

Land Director Elliott Bance of Asprey Homes comments: "The Bromley Common Project is designed to the highest quality and has been commended for its architectural style by the local authority. Our approach to the aesthetics of the site was to ensure that no difference can be seen between the affordable phases, accessed from Turpington Lane and the private phases at Crown Lane. The result can be seen in the completed street scene which uses a variety of materials including slate roofs with interesting roof lines and pitches, rural brickwork and weather boarded elevations with Juliet balconies set within landscaped grounds.

"This project is a symbol of the growth of Asprey Homes and our plans for the future. This year, we have completed the production of over 130 dwellings across a number of developments and sales for next year are already ahead of target. Our plans for Crown Lane will develop as the site evolves 

but we know the project will play an important role within the local community, bringing much needed new family homes to a popular and well located area."