Camphill Piling

Camphill Piling Milestone

We’re progressing on-site with our ambitious Capital Plan to build new accessible homes for more adults with learning disabilities and autism. 

Our contractors, Watson & Cox, have begin piling which will see less concrete used in the build, reducing our environmental impact. We are not ‘driving’ piles but ‘augering’ them, which is less impactful to local neighbours and wildlife with less compression and vibration. There will also be less soil removal, reducing carbon emissions and transportation. 

The contractors have signed up to the Considerate Constructors Scheme with three main principles: 

1. Respecting the Community

2. Care for the Environment 

3. Value the Workforce

The Watson & Cox team have taken over the site at Michael Akyres, creating a safe compound with viewing windows for residents and will be on-site for the remainder of the year, building our first house, which will welcome new residents in Spring 2025.

Our Expansion Plans

Over the next five years, we are expanding our services and facilities.

We recognise that Camphill MK must adapt, not only to meet the needs of our current residents who are approaching an older age but also to meet an increasing demand for support for younger adults with more complex needs.

With 43% of our residents having lived here for more than 20 years, the concept of a ‘home for life’ has been firmly established in the minds of both residents and their families. Our buildings must be fit to support them as they age, change, and require additional support systems.

This ‘master plan’ has been developed after extensive planning and consultation with our current resident group and their families, local disabled communities, commissioners, and other care providers and their service users. This programme will enable us to deal with the increasingly complex demands of our residents.

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Post Author: Alicja McCarthy