GB Building Solutions wins £36m retirement village in Warwickshire

GB Building Solutions has won a £36m contract to build a luxury retirement village in Great Alne, near Stratford-Upon-Avon for joint venture partners Renaissance Villages and Helical Bar.

The 80-acre brownfield site, formerly the Maudslay Motor Company vehicle production works, is being remodelled and reprofiled to create a village setting for the development comprising a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and cottages. Country club style facilities including a restaurant, library, indoor swimming pool and a state-of-the-art gym will be located in a sympathetic recreation of Great Alne Hall.

Work has started with the earthworks profiling, road infrastructure and the construction of the first seven cottages, with prices starting at £485,000. The remainder of Phase One, including the club house and one apartment block is expected in early 2016, with Phase Two completing in April 2017.

Due to the rural nature of the site, GB Building Solutions is working with ecologists to relocate newts living in the area to other parts of the meadow land and constructing two new ponds especially designed to enhance their habitat.

GB Building Solutions executive chairman Martin Smout said:

“Maudslay Park is a superb age-exclusive village in a beautiful setting. We are delighted the developer has chosen to work with GB and look forward to forging relationships with the local community and supply chain to deliver this significant project.”

Maudslay Park is the fourth development from multi award winning Renaissance Villages – a specialist developer of high quality, age-exclusive villages. All the properties in the village have been designed to be energy efficient, sustainable, luxurious homes featuring excellent insulation and double glazing as well as an air source heat pump system that provides underfloor heating and hot water, thereby reducing environmental impact, and also minimising energy costs.

The contract will be managed by GB Building Solutions’ Midlands office in Rugby, which is currently overseeing work including a £10.4m student accommodation block in Selly Oak for Buile Developments and a £9.6m canal-side aparthotel in Birmingham for RO Estates.