Contractor hands over keys to £6m care home

Contractor Stepnell has completed construction of The Forge, a £6m residential care home for children, in Nuneaton.

The project, designed for Miller Prestige Homes in collaboration with architects IDP Group, delivered four standalone residential care buildings, community facilities and external landscaping works and 21 car parking spaces.

Adrian Barnes, regional director at Stepnell, said: “The Forge therapeutic community home is a significant development for the area and through applying our extensive care sector expertise and collaborative ethos, the team were able to deliver the best value and quality over the course of the scheme.

“This not only extended to the quality of the construction, but also in the way we collaborated with both the community and environment through careful planning and communication with Forge Care and local suppliers.”

Gavin Miller, director at Forge Care, said: “We would like to thank the team at Stepnell, IDP and all the local suppliers involved in the project for going above and beyond to deliver this outstanding residential care facility that is conscious of the specialist needs of the end users.

“The Forge facility will provide a safe and secure environment for children who are experiencing emotional and behavioural disorders or recovering from trauma, providing them with opportunities to develop greater self-awareness, social responsibility and leadership.

“Thanks to the outstanding project delivery from Stepnell, the facility meets the Sanctuary Model where the design facilitates learning, develops personal, social health and wellbeing in vulnerable children.”