Disability organisation, Enham Trust, is to benefit from a new Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (NRU) thanks to engineering and environmental consultancy Sweco UK, which is providing a full scope of consultancy services on phases one and three.
Cedar Park, which is located in the village of Enham Alamein, will comprise a multi-phase development. The first phase is a 14-bed NRU and 81 new accessible homes which will provide a much-needed intensive rehabilitative service for people who need neurological treatment.
Sweco, working alongside Winchester-based Design Engine Architects, was appointed by the Enham Trust to undertake a range of consultancy services at Cedar Park which includes all mechanical and electrical (M&E) systems design, sustainability advice, fire engineering, public health, vertical transportation and ICT systems.
In addition, Sweco has also been tasked with the redevelopment of the brownfield site which is currently occupied with a 1960s apartment block as well as the development of a full and cohesive building services strategy emanating from a central energy centre. The energy centre will also connect to the existing buildings and provide reduced energy costs.
Commenting on the progress of the project, Victoria Leesam, property regeneration executive at Enham Trust, said: “The development of Cedar Park marks a truly significant step-change in the way we will be able to deliver care and services to disabled people across the country, supporting people to live as independently as possible. Sweco’s involvement has been crucial to ensure the success of the scheme to date, and it is very pleasing to see it progressing well.”
Sweco will also provide the development with high quality, low energy residential apartments with full nursing support, together with a range of ancillary living support buildings around a new village green.
Graham Light, director of asset consultancy at Sweco, said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to contribute towards this fantastic centre, which is replacing the historic Cedar Park site. The fact that we are involved in a project that is giving opportunities for disabled people to live the lives they choose and achieve social and economic independence is extremely important to us.
“We pride ourselves on being able to deliver outstanding engineering and environmental consultancy services and our work on this project underlines our ability to work to a very specific brief.”
In the UK, Sweco employs 800people and has particular expertise in the fields of energy, transportation, environment, asset management, sustainable buildings and water.
It consults on major projects nationwide via its network of offices in Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Maidenhead, Manchester, Newcastle, Peterborough and Solihull.