Care Homes

Retirement Village 


Project Data

Client: Extra Care Charity Trust
Architect: Nicol Thomas M & E Consultants: Dominic Frampton
Contract Duration: 24 months
Contract Value: £4.6 million

Wixams Retirement Village provides independent community living for over 55s in a six-acre greenfield setting near Bedford. The development is the result of a partnership between Bedford Borough Council, The Harper Trust, Homes England and The ExtraCare Trust.

J S Wright were responsible for Design, (based on a performance specification) installing, testing and commissioning the mechanical services for Wixams’ RV 230 one- and two-bedroom apartments, communal areas and facilities.

J S Wright’s Mechanical Services scope of work include:
  • Mains water supply

  • Natural gas supply to ground floor plantroom and central kitchen

  • LPHW heating incorporating gas-fired condensing modular boilers

  • Chilled water distribution pipework

  • Above ground drainage & internal rainwater

  • Domestic hot & cold-water services for apartments

  • MVHR to all apartments

  • Supply & extract ventilation systems to village centre

  • Natural ventilation of the upper atrium space

  • Smoke ventilation

  • Domestic sprinklers system to apartments. Mist suppression system for village centre ground floor

  • Fire-fighting dry risers

  • VRF heating and comfort cooling for communal areas within village centre and residential corridors

  • Building Management System
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