Work on the second phase of the new Richmond Care Village at Aston on Trent is due to be completed by the end of May 2015.  The enabling works carried out by North Midland Construction comprised new drainage, roads and utilities for the new care village.



The works started at the beginning of February 2015 after the demolition of the existing buildings had been completed.  North Midland Construction and their sub-contractor JPD and Sons Ltd started immediately with the 150mm diameter foul drainage in Maple Drive.  The drainage was 3.5m deep at its deepest.  Once the foul drainage was complete, work they then commenced on the surface water drainage.  The surface water drainage consisted of pipework of up to 600mm diameter pipes, with two detention basins, three headwalls, ten gullies and a hydrobrake before connecting into the existing drainage in Maple Drive.


Due to the site demolition, the ground levels of the site had to be built up using the best quality 6F5 material available.  Placing and compacting the 2200T of 6F5 took a couple of weeks, before the sub-base could be placed, the kerbs laid, and the footpaths constructed.  This just left the utilities to be installed and the tarmac to be laid.


The next phase of the project will see Thomas Vale Ltd, and their sub-contractor Chasetown Civil Engineering Ltd, start the groundworks and the buildings for the Richmond Care Village.  Also included within this part of the project is the construction of a swimming pool, small shops and cafés.  Thomas Vale are predicting that they should have the project completed ready for opening in 2016.  For more information on the care village visit Richmond Care Villages at Aston on Trent.