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Old January 27th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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Gracewell of Bournville | Extra Care Retirement Village | 5 Floors | U/C

Demolition is well advanced on the former Bournville College Campus, this is the proposal for the site. These are the same people behind the Hagley Road and Newtown Retirement Villages. They have said previously funding is in place and they have upto a 5 year waiting list for their other sites so construction would begin almost immediatley upon planning consent

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Application Number 2012/00513/PA
Application Type Outline
Site Address Bournville College of Further Education Bristol Road Northfield B31 2AU
Proposal Development of a Care Village comprising a 208 bed Extra Care Facility, a Dementia Care Home, and a Health and Wellbeing Centre (C2/D1) with 224 car parking spaces, 51 cycle spaces, servicing and open spaces. Outline application with consideration of access layout and scale.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 01:50 AM   #2
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I think my parents have put their names down for this - it's very nice.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 02:12 AM   #3
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They've demolished over half of the old college.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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Picking up from Sefton66 then I will say that the business model that Extra Care follows generates for them ample funds to develop future sites. I recall the agreement they had with the City Council was to build 5 (I think) of these facilities and this will be the last one in that agreed tranche. The others are all complete or under construction – I therefore would not expect any hanging around here.

May I echo the thoughts of Morestoreysplease and say that I accompanied a relative a while ago around the facility constructed on Chester Road. The internal layout of the accommodation was well thought out and finished to a high standard. For example showers were all of the walk-in variety and doors opened in and out so that staff could enter the bathroom if an emergency arose.

I do recall that there was some criticism on this site levelled at the development on Hagley Road as to why old buildings could not be incorporated into the design. At the time I felt this a little harsh and did not take into account or understand the nature of the development and its specific requirements

Extra Care has been developing these facilities for quite a while and has learnt from past experiences. For example in the early sites they incorporated an element of separate accommodation in bungalows. The residents that moved in said they did not feel part of the community and were left isolated. Subsequent developments therefore dispense with separate living accommodation.

Car parking was another issue I recall being raised as a concern by earlier forumers – again Extra Care knows their market and experience has told them that the majority of residents do not have private transport. Consequently Extra Care has reduced the car parking facility from earlier sites.

I think that if you take all these requirements into account then the design of these sites really is of a high level and in my opinion adds to the local area – if you want to see an example of a company producing an unsightly retirement complex then feel free to visit Brownhills!!
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Old January 28th, 2012, 01:48 PM   #5
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Picking up from Sefton66 then I will say that the business model that Extra Care follows generates for them ample funds to develop future sites. I recall the agreement they had with the City Council was to build 5 (I think) of these facilities and this will be the last one in that agreed tranche. The others are all complete or under construction – I therefore would not expect any hanging around here.

May I echo the thoughts of Morestoreysplease and say that I accompanied a relative a while ago around the facility constructed on Chester Road. The internal layout of the accommodation was well thought out and finished to a high standard. For example showers were all of the walk-in variety and doors opened in and out so that staff could enter the bathroom if an emergency arose.

I do recall that there was some criticism on this site levelled at the development on Hagley Road as to why old buildings could not be incorporated into the design. At the time I felt this a little harsh and did not take into account or understand the nature of the development and its specific requirements

Extra Care has been developing these facilities for quite a while and has learnt from past experiences. For example in the early sites they incorporated an element of separate accommodation in bungalows. The residents that moved in said they did not feel part of the community and were left isolated. Subsequent developments therefore dispense with separate living accommodation.

Car parking was another issue I recall being raised as a concern by earlier forumers – again Extra Care knows their market and experience has told them that the majority of residents do not have private transport. Consequently Extra Care has reduced the car parking facility from earlier sites.

I think that if you take all these requirements into account then the design of these sites really is of a high level and in my opinion adds to the local area – if you want to see an example of a company producing an unsightly retirement complex then feel free to visit Brownhills!!
I agree. I first came across Extracare developments a few years ago and they've always struck me as a great option for older people - nicely designed, well thought out and a good way of combatting isolation.

I'd guess it's likely that we'll get many more than just these five in Birmingham eventually - I seem to recall that the Extracare developments already built filled up very quickly, and it's not like the proportion of older people is going to go down!
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Old January 28th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #6
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Longbridge also has a private company interested in the site to open a dementia care facility, so it may well be extracare aswel.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 06:23 PM   #8
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As posted by nacho in development thread...


Now approved, Seems this will start pretty much after site clearance, the main block is still standing at the moment
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The former site of Bournville College is set to be transformed into a £35 million retirement village and dementia care facility following a meeting of city planners.

The development of a 208 apartment village, 60-bed care home and 45-bed specialist dementia care facility received the full backing of the planning committee.

Bournville Village Trust, Birmingham City Council and the Extra Care Charitable Trust have teamed up for the development on the Bristol Road South site.

It is the fifth retirement village of its kind in Birmingham, with the others proving very popular with massive waiting lists for accommodation.

Coun David Willis (Lib Dem, South Yardley), a member of both the planning and health committees, said: “We know there is a real lack of dementia care facilities in Birmingham as a whole and especially in this part of the city. This is very welcome indeed.”

Coun Keith Linnecor (Lab, Oscott) added: “Normally I would be against building on playing fields, but in this case it is a very worthwhile development and there has been action to mitigate this.”


The developer has agreed to pay £200,000 towards playing pitch provision in the neighbourhood as well as provide public open space for the Village residents.

With planning permission now confirmed Extra Care can push ahead with construction work over the next two years, creating 200 construction jobs.

The six-acre Village will be open by 2015 and employ about 30 permanent staff. It will include a restaurant, gym, well-being centre, IT facilities, shop, café and landscaped gardens.

City housing chief John Lines (Cons, Bartley Green) said: “Five years ago there were no retirement villages in the City but now this is our fifth which is a remarkable achievement and testament to our strong relationship with Extra Care and other housing partners.”

Bournville College recently left the site for a new campus at Longbridge.

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Old April 17th, 2012, 07:26 PM   #9
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Thanks Sefton , I had completely forgotten about this thread .I like the look of this .
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Old April 17th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #10
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Real fine addition to the city.

I do like these care home village ideas. The one at new oscott didn't work in the first few years really but is working well now. Like this modern design also!
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Old June 26th, 2012, 09:17 PM   #11
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Looks like this has funding secured then, with a 2015 opening date scheduled, I can't see construction being far off, the main college block is still standing at the moment

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ExtraCare agrees £120m financing for growth plans

Last updated: 26th Jun 2012 at 08:29am

Coventry-headquartered ExtraCare Charitable Trust has secured a £120m funding arrangement with Lloyds Bank to support its growth plans in the Midlands the North of England.

The provider of retirement villages wants to add at least five schemes to its portfolio over the next five years.

The arrangement with Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking & Markets incorporates a restructuring of the trust's existing funding from the bank, a bespoke interest-rate strategy, and an additional £50m to support its strategic expansion plans. ExtraCare will also be transferring its day-to-day banking to Lloyds.

Established in 1988 and headquartered in Binley, the charity has built up a network of retirement villages and communities across the Midlands and North of England. It supports more than 3,700 older residents in 17 housing schemes and 12 villages.

The charity has flagship communities in Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Nottingham. The proposed developments will follow the same model of offering a range of leisure and health facilities to the residents.

ExtraCare five-year plan is for a £200m development programme to complete at least five villages in Birmingham with the city council.

New Oscott Village in Erdington opened in 2010; Pannel Croft Village in Newtown is under construction and will open later this year; Hagley Road Village in Harborne is expected to be finished in 2013; Bournville Gardens in Bournville is scheduled to open in 2015; and Shaftmoor Lane Village in Acocks Green is proposed for 2017.

A further village is proposed for development in Earlsdon Park in Coventry and will open in 2015.

"Older people are increasingly looking for options that allow them to maintain an independent lifestyle while having easy access to care, if and when they require it," chief executive Nick Abbey said.

"The fact that the Lloyds team understands our goals and our market means we've been able to secure a competitive package which puts us in the strongest possible position to expand our offer and ultimately provide village homes to more people across the UK."

David Hykin, Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking & Markets relationship director, added: "We've worked with ExtraCare for a number years and over that time have seen at close quarters the quality of care it provides within its communities and the strength of the team behind the charity.

"ExtraCare's model of independent living coupled with leisure and care facilities really works and we're delighted to support its growth plans with this package."
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Old June 27th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #12
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Good news on the funding. And of the other developments around the city, Making me think though about my parents' generation - the war and post-war babies; the baby boomers as they are known. The last generation to really benefit from all the generous pension packages, tax breaks for getting married etc. Who's going to look after us when we can't afford to live in these kind of retirement homes? My pension is losing money every day lol and my son won't have the dosh to stick me in a place like this when I'm old and decrepid!
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Old July 31st, 2012, 07:40 PM   #13
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As posted by giocoliere in the Birmingham development thread

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Demolition of the former Bournville College site is set to start on 1 August to make way the new £35 million ExtraCare retirement village.

Subject to the condition of the ground once the demolition is complete, it’s anticipated that building and construction will begin in Spring 2013.The village could be open as soon as 2015 if building and construction works go to plan.

Once complete, the village will offer 200 affordable homes for local older people, pioneering health and leisure facilities and award winning care.

For more information on the scheme contact ExtraCare Charitable Trust at 0870 777 4800

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Over half the old main block has now been demolished
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BUMP

First full planning app, looks like this will be phased with the main building phase 1, D&A statement does say they will build all phases in one go if required, still to be decided

an extra floor has been added to the corner now 6 floors

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Application Details
Application Number 2012/05877/PA
Application Type Full Planning
Site Address Former Bournville College of Further Education Bristol Road South Northfield Birmingham B31 2AJ
Proposal Development of extra care facility comprising 212 apartments with 135 car parking spaces, associated landscaping and service areas, and village green
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Site looks like its been cleared more, according to BVT its now underway

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Work Begins On Bournville Care Village

Bournville Care Village work set to start in Spring 2013

With demolition work now complete at the former Bournville College site, contractors are now set to begin the building programme in spring 2013. Once complete, the first phase of the new £35 million Care Village will offer 200 affordable homes for older people along with pioneering health and leisure facilities and award winning care.

The remaining hard core from the demolished buildings will be recycled over the coming months, paving the way for contractors to access the site and commence work on this major development. The building work is expected to last two years, with the Care Village opening in 2015.



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and some new images, really liking the look of this one













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Old April 3rd, 2013, 12:46 AM   #18
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These Care Villages do look impressive, wasn't too excited when I saw the first impressions but these latest ones are spot on
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There fantastic, theres a great one along the Chester Road just before you get to the beggers bush.
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Full start on site in June, Galiford Try awarded the contract

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