Complex Care Home Roof Structure

27 July 2017

Heywood Timber Engineering were selected to provide a large complex roof structure for a 64 bed retirement home for the Wrekin Housing Trust in Bicton, Shrewsbury.

The Wrekin Housing Trust and Choices Housing Association are currently developing schemes of extra care apartments for the over 55s under their ShireLiving brand at sites across the county and its developments at Bicton Shrewsbury will see first residents move in this year.

The £10.2m project was managed by Cruden Construction , the prime contractor, who had to deliver the project within 85 weeks.
The roof structure was particularly complex and involved 790 trusses which had to be manufactured and delivered by Heywood Timber Engineering over a period of 2 months. The project was a success for all parties involved.

“Cooperating and working closely with Cruden’s Project Manager, we were able to value engineer the roofing design, supplying high quality trusses that helped the project achieve it’s challenging build timescales. That Cruden Construction ranks Heywood Timber Engineering as one of their key suppliers is important to us and we look forward to helping them on future large complex projects.” Cruden Construction Ltd

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