Bidwells is appointed to manage and coordinate the delivery of a new residential home.

Fairfield Residential Home is a charity which was set up in 1947, initially to accommodate academics from the university, with the current average age of guests being 97.

The ethos of the project is to promote the integration of college students and older residents, through shared outside areas and activities.


 What we did

  • Managed and coordinated the delivery of a joint development agreement with University College, Oxford, providing a new residential home along with new student accommodation

  • Managed the procurement and worked closely with the client team to coordinate each party’s aspect of the project 

  • Worked closely with University College’s team, which procured their project in parallel with the residential home

  • Communicated with the college and its neighbours

  • Acted as Project Manager and Contract Administrator

  • Worked with the client and wider stakeholders to ensure that the brief was met

  • Overcame challenges due to the site constraints 

  • Provided CQC advice prior to and following construction 

  • Acted as Move Management Consultant


  • The project involved sensitive enabling works to clear the site of trees, demolition of buildings and construction of an access road located between residents’ bedroom and root protection areas

The following was achieved by delivering the project:
  • Delivery of a new 40-bedroom residential home

  • Integration of college students and older residents, through shared outside areas
    and activities

  • The client and committee members were pleased with the final completed building and held an open day for current residents and their families which was well received all comments received were positive

  • An interior designer was appointed for the building and comments made by the client/committee and visitors have been that this has brought a modern feeling to
    the building and made it feel luxurious 

  • Practically completed the project on time 

  • Delivered the project below budget



project value


Fairfield Care Home

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