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Roche wraps Methley retirement living scheme near Leeds

Roche Retirement Living has completed construction of its £3.4m Mexborough Grange retirement living scheme in Methley near Leeds.

Mexborough Grange is a development of 28 one- and two-bedroom, open plan apartments with courtyard terraces or balconies with communal facilities including a kitchen area, lounge, hair salon and laundry room. 

The development replaces the previous care home and an adjacent house with a building of stone, brick and render featuring large triple height glazing designed to flood corridors with natural light and maximise views.

The project was advised by Leeds-based structural and civil engineering consultancy Dudley’s from initial planning stages through to delivery for the 0.5-acre site.

After competitive tender, Dudley’s was contracted at the start of the new build project to advise on ground investigation works, highways adaptations, sewer, drainage and surfacing works as well as superstructure design.

Dudley’s director Peter Dixon said: “We were delighted to advise on this project which provides luxury apartments to support independent living for the over 55’s.  The project wasn’t without its challenges given the poor ground conditions and various planning constraints due to the tight site location and dense residential location. 

“We worked very closely with KPP Architects and C&AJ Marshall Builders to deliver a stunning structure with a complex arrangement of supporting steelwork including a large beam spanning ten metres and weighing just over a tonne.”

Patrick Roche of Roche Healthcare added: “I would like to thank all involved at Dudley’s for their expert and professional service, throughout very difficult times. Roche Retirement Living is delighted with and very proud of the superb retirement apartments delivered, which will greatly enhance care options for the elderly community of Methley.”

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