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Kori Construction scores hattrick with leading care provider

by Kirsty Kirsty

MAIN contractor Kori Construction has scored a hattrick with one of the UK’s leading care providers.

The company, based in Corby, Northamptonshire, has been appointed to a deliver a third care home scheme for Care UK, on a former industrial site in Saffron Walden.

The £10m, 70-bed scheme is part of a larger development on the disused Pulse Packaging site in Radwinter Road, which will also include a Lidl supermarket and retirement living accommodation.

Work started on the care home part of the project in April this year, with completion set to take place in winter 2025.  

Jordan Connachie, Managing Director of Kori Construction, said it was an honour to have been chosen as Care UK’s construction partner for a third time.

Previous projects Kori Construction has been appointed to by the care provider include a 75 bedroom care home in Yate near Bristol which specialises in dementia and residential care, and a 68 bedroom scheme in Thame, Oxfordshire, which was completed in summer 2023.

Jordan said: “Care UK is synonymous with the highest quality later life, residential and dementia care and so much of this is because of the beautiful environments their care homes provide.

“Being selected as a trusted partner to turn their vision into a reality is a badge of honour for Kori Construction and a responsibility we take extremely seriously.

“By delivering these projects, we’re delivering more than just a care home. We’re creating a sense of place, a community, and an environment where people feel safe, included and cared for.

“This is what drives the team at Kori, knowing that in partnership with Care UK, we’re help to improve people’s lives.”

The three-storey care home has been designed in line with the existing residential buildings that surround the site.

It will consist of light brown multi-brick masonry detailing, light and neutral vertical and horizontal cladding, and a dark tile roof to create a broken-up roofscape, with hips and gables at varying heights across the roof to break up the scale of the structure and provide a more traditional residential appearance.

It will also feature landscaped gardens and outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy.

Jordan added that the care home will bring much needed residential care to Saffron Walden, which is popular with older and retired people and couples.

He said: “The care home and wider development have been tastefully designed to fit into the town’s aesthetic, so will make a welcome addition to the area, as well as creating new jobs.

“It will also make great use of a former industrial site that without redevelopment, could have become an eyesore on what is a beautiful, historic town.

“We’re delighted to have been appointed to this contract and look forward to delivering a great asset for Care UK and the locality.”


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