East Mids contractor takes care of £17.5m contract

How the scheme will look

Northamptonshire contractor Kori Construction has been appointed to build a £17.5m care home at South Oxhey by Hertfordshire County Council.

Once completed, it will include 75 bedrooms, communal spaces, external courtyards and communal spaces, a café, and other amenities.

Work on site has already got underway with bulk earthworks, sheet piling, and creating the road infrastructure to access the site, and construction work is set to follow as soon as this is completed.

Jordan Connachie, managing director of Corby-based Kori Construction, said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed to this development, which will provide much needed care services in this popular area of Hertfordshire.

“The care home will be set very close to nature, providing a beautiful and tranquil space for residents to enjoy.
“We’re looking forward to getting started on the main build and delivering a first class care facility.”

The care home is being built on the former Little Furze primary school site in South Oxhey.

The school closed in 2004 when it was determined there was an excess of school places in South Oxhey and ongoing projections could not justify keeping it open.

The 3.61ha site will also include 34 parking spaces, 16 staff and visitor covered cycle spaces, and landscaping and “economical enhancements”.

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