Privately owned contractor G&J Seddon has been appointed for the £4.2m second phase of Belong Wigan, a specialist care home for older people with dementia.
Seddon won a Building Excellence Award in the Best Healthcare Building category from Wigan Council for the recently completed first phase. The new building, for client the CLS Group, contains 66 en-suite bedrooms within six self-contained open-plan houses with 24-hour nursing support on hand.
Jonathan Seddon, managing director of Seddon, said: "It is a real honour to be given the Building Excellence Award by Wigan Council as it recognises our commitment to quality. It demonstrates that we have achieved excellent construction standards during the course of the building project as well as a high level of customer satisfaction. We are very proud of Belong Wigan both in terms of its visual appeal and its purpose. The CLS Group has created a superb facility."
Work on the second phase of the project is expected to complete in October 2010 and will provide a further 36 one-bedroom and 18 two-bedroom self-contained apartments on a site adjacent to the existing building.
The Seddon Group, based in Holmes Chapel, had turnover of £240m in the last financial year and employs 1,700 staff.