Michael Nugent Ltd secure MEP works for Marigold House, Leighton Buzzard

May 05, 2022

The current Westlands Older Persons’ Home has been closed and replacing it is Marigold House, Hockliffe Road, care home in the new location of Leighton Buzzard. The care home has replaced the former police station in Leighton Buzzard. The £13 million, 63 bedroom care home will entail a range of features including; ensuite bedrooms, specialist bathing facilities, hairdresser, on-site catering, private and outdoor space, communal spaces for residents, multi-purpose space, community space and car parking.

Hockliffe Road – New Care Home & Community Space External Flythrough – video courtesy of Concertus Design & Property Consultants Limited

The care home development will meet the needs of the residents with more modern services. With the increasing older generation population in Central Bedfordshire, a new care home was needed. The name Marigold House has been chosen by staff and residents at the current Westland’s care home.

The building is being constructed to the highest sustainable standards using Passivhaus criteria to deliver an energy efficient building with air source heat pumps being the main source of heating. Main Contractors, Farrans Construction have a wealth of experience within the public sector delivering senior living care homes began on site in September 2021. The building is being developed using external brick and a mixture of steel and pre cast elements.

(Concertus Design & Property Consultants Limited Artist Impressions of Marigold House)

Michael Nugent Ltd are providing Mechanical and Electrical services for the 63 bedroom care home including but not limited too;


  • Solar Thermal Water Heating
  • Air Source Heat Pumps for LTHW & DHW generation
  • Low Grade Heat LTHW installation
  • Underfloor Heating Installations
  • Plumbing Installations
  • Sanitaryware Installations
  • Above Ground Drainage Installations
  • Air Conditioning Installations
  • Central Ventilation Systems
  • Local Exhaust Ventilation systems
  • BEMS Installation
  • Sprinkler Installation
  • Dry Riser Installations
  • Electrical


  • General Power Installations
  • General & Emergency Lighting
  • External Lighting Installation
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Installations
  • Data Installation
  • Lightning Protection Installation
  • Earthing Installations
  • TV System
  • Nurse Call System
  • Disabled Refuge and Toilet Alarm Installations
  • Security Systems
  • Access Control Installations

Michael Nugent Ltd will be installing energy efficient systems including; Air source heat pumps – as a renewable source, these systems are a great option for reducing carbon footprint as well as low running costs. Pre Construction Director, Colum Sheppard said, “We are delighted to be working on Marigold House with Main Contractor Farrans Construction. Our team have provided MEP services for multiple care homes in the past and we are will be bringing a wealth experience to the project. We will be installing multiple services to modernise the new care home meeting the individual needs of the cliental”.

Video Courtesy of Main Contractor, Farrans Construction