Contractor to build four hectare development including apartments and community facilities

Witney - Bam

Contractor Bam Construction has won a £33m job to build a residential care facility in Oxfordshire.

The firm will build the Richmond Witney retirement village for Richmond Care Villages, a division of Bupa.

The four hectare facility will include homes for 240 residents, a restaurant, a gym, a swimming pool, a library, a shop and an outdoor bowling green.

Accommodation on the site will include a care facility with 60 beds, 46 assisted living suites and 79 apartments.

The village is due to open in early 2016.

Bam construction manager Steve Roome said: “We are looking forward to beginning this project to create first class facilities for those who want to get the most from later life.

“We will be working with local companies where possible to ensure our work benefits the local environment and community even at construction stage.”

Albert Josephs, development manager of Richmond Care Villages, said he was “really impressed” by Bam’s tender. 

He added: “Their professionalism and experience of delivering large projects such as ours, plus their friendly and helpful attitude, gives us confidence that this will be a truly successful development.”