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BADGERS MOUNT CARE HOME
News updates from Lawrence Baker Ltd.

Nursing Home development - Orpington Bypass A224HAMBERLY Developers of Care Homes and Retirement Living Schemes

NEW 60 BED CARE HOME
Orpington Bypass, Badgers Mount, Sevenoaks. TN14 7AP

Updates supplied by Patrick Harris, Contracts Manager, Lawrence Baker Ltd. Tel: 01865 733780
and Steve Wheeler, Site Manager 07500 803095.

October 2018

Over the period roofing works have progressed well and and we are now starting to get fully covered and water tight. Internally trades continue to progress well and we have started plastering works.

Externally we continue to build the garden retaining walls and have started shaping the ground to its final levels and installing slabs etc.  Fencing is due to start shortly.

We have been made aware of a couple of vehicles parking in the wrong places and apologise for this. The operatives concerned were new starters and unfortunately I was away from site for personal reasons on the day. My assistant was also absent and we had a covering manager – so it was a very unusual “perfect storm” on the day. Hopefully all is now resolved and we continue to martial and control the troops!!

Our office is generally open to visitors – so if you have any questions or just want to pop in for a quick chat and an update please feel free to do so. Unless we are extremely tied up a tea or coffee should be available. You can also start to get a feel for the “finished product”.

Please remember - children are often very interested by building sites without realising the dangers that they pose. Help us to keep them safe by telling them about the dangers.

As always, we would very much appreciate your assistance in reporting any unwanted visitors to the site during out-of-hours. If you should notice anything suspicious we would be grateful if you would report this to the Police.
Yours Sincerely,

Steve Wheeler
Site Manager
Lawrence Baker Ltd.

September 2018

Care Home construction A224 September 2018
Photo taken 9th September 2018

Over the past few months the scheme has really progressed and we are now starting to get fully covered and water tight. Internally trades are progressing well and we can soon start plastering works which is when the building really starts to take it’s shape.

Externally we continue to build the garden retaining walls and to start shaping the ground to its final levels.

Fencing and hard standings will soon follow on.

We have been made aware that the roofing contractor’s radio was a bit too loud and hopefully this has been addressed. However, we would note that on a few occasions we have been accused of out of hours/ generally loud working when we believe that, in actual fact, the large crematorium site across the road may have been to blame.

As always, all appointed subcontractors are told before they start work and all operatives that arrive are told where they cannot park – and we will do our utmost to continue to monitor this.

Our office is generally open to visitors – so if you have any questions or just want to pop in for a quick chat and an update please feel free to do so. Unless we are extremely tied up a tea or coffee should be available!!

Please remember - children are often very interested by building sites without realising the dangers that they pose. Help us to keep them safe by telling them about the dangers.
As always, we would very much appreciate your assistance in reporting any unwanted visitors to the site during out-of-hours. If you should notice anything suspicious we would be grateful if you would report this to the Police.

Yours Sincerely,
Steve Wheeler
Site Manager

9th July 2018 - Theft

Over the course of this weekend we have had a large piece of equipment stolen from the site.
We believe this happened during the course of Sunday (8th July) morning (can’t be 100% sure) – and would ask whether anybody may have seen anything?

The equipment is a screed pump and will have needed a large van/truck or lorry to tow it from the site.

Thank you
Patrick Harris
Lawrence Baker Ltd

July 2018

Dear Resident,
Works within the period have been affected by design related issues.
However, we have progressed brick and block work to upper ground floor level and the pre-cast concrete slabs to this area are being placed.
If we are to recover the time lost we really need the weather to hold and our brick laying subcontractor to really push his works along!
Externally we have started to shape the ground to the new levels required and have completed foundations for the new walls & pergola area.
Once walls are progressed to this area we will start hard surfacing.

Care Home construction A224 July 2018
 Care Home construction A224 July 2018

As always, all appointed subcontractors are told before they start work and all operatives that arrive are told where they cannot park – and we will do our utmost to continue to monitor this. We apologise for a slight lapse in this recently – when a couple of unexpected deliveries arrived and contractor’s ignored our signage too. This will not happen again!!
Our office is generally open to visitors – so if you have any questions or just want to pop in for a quick chat and an update please feel free to do so. Unless we are extremely tied up a tea or coffee should be available!!

Please remember - children are often very interested by building sites without realising the dangers that they pose. Help us to keep them safe by telling them about the dangers. Holiday periods are particularly likely to see children take an interest in the un-manned site – so please help us by being vigilant.
Also, we would very much appreciate your assistance in reporting any unwanted visitors to the site during out-of-hours. If you should notice anything suspicious we would be grateful if you would report this to the Police.
Yours Sincerely,

Steve Wheeler
Site Manager
Lawrence Baker Ltd.
Tel: 07500 803 095

June 29th 2018

Over the past few weeks we have suffered a few delays – mainly as a result of design related issues.

We have been discussing possible ways of recovering the time and have today been asked two questions by subcontractor working on our behalf:

1. Would the neighbours mind if the brick layers and floor screeders wanted to work a bit later on Saturday?

2. Would the neighbours mind if the bricklayers wanted to work for a while on Sunday?

I will also note that should any one single neighbour not agree to the request OR finds that the work (which isn’t noisy as such) causes too much disturbance over the weekend then works will not be allowed OR will be stopped immediately.

Care Home construction A224 June 2018

February 2018

Works to the main building retaining structure have continued to progress and are nearing completion. Once this is sufficiently well progressed we will be able to start work on the drainage and car park area to the site frontage and also progress the foundation and ground slab at the lower end of the site.

Brickwork will then start and you should soon be able to see the building itself taking shape.
As we will have more operatives on site we are also looking to employ an operative to control the gate, keep the footpath and signage clean, look after the site welfare facilities etc. If you know of anybody that might be suitable please pass on our details.

Please remember - children are often very interested by building sites without realising the dangers that they pose. Help us to keep them safe by telling them about the dangers. Holiday periods are particularly likely to see children take an interest in the un-manned site – so please help us by being vigilant.

Also, we would very much appreciate your assistance in reporting any unwanted visitors to the site during out-of-hours. If you should notice anything suspicious we would be grateful if you would report this to the Police.

January 2018

We are progressing with the main retaining wall to the front of the site. We are hoping to have this complete within the next 2/3 weeks.
We have started the waterproofing of the 1st section of retaining wall and are looking to start back filling early part of next week, this will then allow us to start shaping the car park area to the front of the site and we will be looking to lay the base course of tarmac to this area in roughly 4/6 weeks weather permitted.
We are still on programme to be completed by March 2019.

Care Home construction A224 January 2018

November 2017

Dear Resident,
Over the last couple of weeks I am sure you will have seen the large number of lorries taking excavated material away from the site – a necessary headache I’m afraid. Suitably dry days were selected for this task with road sweeper visits scheduled to try to keep the road as clean as possible. Hopefully the team on site have managed this well enough to have kept any disruption to a minimum? The vast majority of material has now been removed from the site, although one or two more days will be needed during the coming period too.

As progress has been good, the site team have also managed to start concrete works to foundations and substructure blockwork has also commenced.

Over the coming weeks the team will continue with foundations, blockwork and substructure drainage and will also be progressing the main retaining wall structure. Deliveries will increase over this period.
Obviously the construction will require a full complement of trades and wherever possible we like to employ local companies. In this way we can at least try to give something back to the community. If you know of any companies that would be interested in quoting for works on the project please pass on our details.

Please remember - children are often very interested by building sites without realising the dangers that they pose. Help us to keep them safe by telling them about the dangers.

Also, we would very much appreciate your assistance in reporting any unwanted visitors to the site during out-of-hours. If you should notice anything suspicious we would be grateful if you would report this to the Police.

Care Home construction A224

23rd October 2017

Dear Resident,
No doubt you will be aware of the new Care Home being built at the above address.

We have been appointed as the Main Contractor for the works and will be responsible for the site until completion of the project, which will be around March 2019.

We appreciate that at times our presence and works may cause a nuisance to the area, but we aim to keep any such disturbance to a minimum and to make sure you are aware of what we are planning in the weeks ahead. Our intention will be to provide a brief letter each month updating on progress and confirming what works will be coming up. Hopefully, this will avoid any nasty surprises.

From the outset we will be starting the mass excavation & removal of spoil from the site. This should commence during this week and take about 3 weeks.

We have a full time Site Manager on site (Steve Wheeler 07500 803 095) and he will do his best to field any general questions or concerns you may have. Once this work is sufficiently far enough progressed concrete foundation works will begin.

Obviously the construction will require a full complement of trades and wherever possible we like to employ local companies. In this way we can at least try to give something back to the community. If you know of any companies that would be interested in quoting for works on the project please pass on our details.

We would like to take this initial opportunity to remind you that construction sites are by their very nature dangerous places. We would ask that you talk to any children that you have access to and help to keep them safe - children are often very interested by building sites without realising the dangers that they pose.

Also, we would very much appreciate your assistance in reporting any unwanted visitors to the site during out-of-hours. If you should notice anything suspicious we would be grateful if you would report this to the Police.

Yours Sincerely,
Patrick Harris
Contracts Manager
Lawrence Baker Ltd.
Tel: 01865 733780

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