Optimum are delighted to officially announce their involvement as the Principal Contractor at Sunnymead Care Home for Cedar Care Homes. This is an exciting new development for us and having secured the project in December 2020 we are now well underway on site and swiftly progressing through all aspects of this new venture.
Being the lead-client and main contractor has been a long term goal for Optimum and to be overseeing all subcontractors during the construction and refurbishment of this 60-bed care home is a great introduction to a Principal Contractor role and presents an opportunity for us to formulate a bespoke team and build on the necessary experience to expand in this field as part of the company’s future-proofing strategy.
Our experienced workforce from both companies are involved in this project as the Drywall team will be managing all drylining works including the partitions and ceiling contracts, and the Combined Services team will follow with all painting, decorating and finishing. Another great Optimum collaborative project.
This is celebrated as an extremely positive step forward for the business and hopefully the first of many as we look to carve out our role as the main contractor and further expand our presence within the various specialisms of the construction industry spectrum. Managing Director & Founder, Simon Britton said:
“We are thrilled to have gotten underway on this fantastic new project. Sunny Mead is going to be the first project under the business’ new & exciting Main Contracting banner, providing an excellent location for us to create something of real benefit to the local community, both in terms of generating employment during the construction phase and offering specialist nursing care once handed over to Cedar Care Homes.
We are delighted that once completed, it’ll provide fantastic care, nursing and accommodation for many local people for years to come.”
A key responsibility of the principal contractor is the implementation of robust Health and Safety procedures and the client is very satisfied that Optimum has effectively fulfilled these duties to date, our new Project Manager Adam Radcliffe said:
“It is great to be involved in this project and to have been given the opportunity to begin the principal contractor journey with Optimum.
Cedar Care Homes are very happy with the Health and Safety we have implemented on-site and over the past few months we have successfully designed complex, temporary scaffolding to manage the buildings central core with our solution opening up the atrium and letting in some much-needed light.
We have recently begun to prepare the site ready to take the new three-story timber frame structure that will commence in March, we have also released two cores for drylining and M&E first fix so all other areas of production are progressing well”
Having worked with Cedar Care Homes on numerous projects over the years and for whom we have proudly supported during the COVID-19 pandemic, by supplying PPE to distribute across their homes, it seems a most fitting appointment to be able to experience our first Principal contractor role with such a longstanding and valued client.