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Wed January 26 2022

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Farrans to build £50m Flitwick care village

5 Jan Farrans Construction has won a £50m contract to build a residential care home and retirement housing for Central Bedfordshire Council.

CGI of the Flitwick care and retirement campus
CGI of the Flitwick care and retirement campus

The development will be built on the site of the former leisure centre in Flitwick and will include a 72-bed care home, an eight-bed short stay unit and 88 independent living apartments for people over the age of 55.

The facility has been designed by architects Oliver & Robb to Passivhaus sustainability standards.

Farrans has been given a start date of February 2022 and is expected to hand over in time for an autumn 2023 opening. 

Julie Ogley, director of adult social care, health and housing at Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “After a robust tender process, Farrans [was] awarded the contract based on best value, quality and their strong track record and expertise in delivering construction projects of this nature on time and to budget.”

Farrans regional director Cathal Montague said: “We are looking forward to beginning work on site in early 2022 and continuing to build on our strong relationship with Central Bedfordshire Council, as they progress with the agenda to deliver future-proof, high quality residential facilities for older people.

"We have recently started construction on Marigold House in Leighton Buzzard and we are approaching completion on Hendon Hall for Signature Living. Our team will be bringing our expertise and knowledge of the senior living sector to Steppingley Road older persons’ village, meeting dementia-friendly guidelines and incorporating the highest standards of sustainability to achieve Passivhaus accreditation.”

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