Fairfields Care Home, Heckmondwike

Main Contractor: Wates Living Space
Contract: Fairfields Care Home
Contract Value: £

Redeveloping a former school site, the care facility comprises 53 residential flats for extra care housing and dementia care.   Constructed by Wates Living Space, this development was part of the Kirklees Excellent Homes for Life project, which will build 466 new homes for rent across Kirklees upon completion of the scheme.

Supplying over 1,000 tonnes of topsoil, the landscaping team also planted over 10,000 shrubs and herbaceous plants.  The soft landscaping plan, peppered with additional bulb planting, hedging,  trees and turf formed a framework for the creation of wildflower meadows.  Dementia gardens, shade courtyards, butterfly gardens and herb garden zones were brought to life, enriching the outdoor experience for residents and visitors alike.

The project, commissioned in September 2012, did not allow site work until August 2013, when the groundwork and planting began to take shape. Seven weeks later, the project was complete and ready for residents to start to appreciate and to look forward to in its full glory in the Spring.