Baxter & King - Care Home

The Porotherm clay block walling system was employed at a care home development in Corby, Northamptonshire. Built for Seagrave Healthcare Developments, the 72-bed Care Home was built by main contractor Baxter & King Construction Ltd who have specialised in healthcare construction for more than 20 years. The project used 5,200m2 of the precision engineered blocks over three storeys. Once complete, the facility was leased to operator Avery Healthcare.


"Using the Porotherm system shaved weeks off our construction time, which has important cost saving potential for clients. The inherent dryness of the system also means we can remove moisture from the building much faster than normal. This means there’s less post-completion shrinkage which reduces the amount of follow up work and is an important consideration regarding the potential intrusion for residents. We recognise the environmental benefits offered by Porotherm in terms of th...
Kevin Storey, Construction Director, Baxter and King


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