Bournville Gardens Retirement Village

Bournville Gardens Retirement Village

TIS are delighted to announce the successful completion of their £1 million project for the ExtraCare Charitable Trust at Bournville Gardens Retirement Village, Birmingham; having installed communications, security and life safety systems throughout the site along with their ‘Smart Building Converged Infrastructure’ which seamlessly integrates them together.

Opened in 2015, Bournville Gardens Retirement Village is part of the £60 million College Green development that provides 212 spacious homes set within a stunning complex, an 80 bed care home, 16 cottage style homes for the elderly, and a health and well-being centre.
The facilities are at the heart of this state-of-the-art, sustainable community that benefits over 300 older people, encouraging social and active participation amongst all age groups within the local neighbourhood.

Several years of design work, which included; demonstrations, technical submissions, consultations, and value engineering, resulted in the development and eventual installation of our dual fibre infrastructure within ExtraCare’s flagship Retirement Village.

TIS installed and integrated a number of systems including; Fibre TV Distribution, Fire Alarm, Mobile Phone Repeater System, IP Door Entry, IP Access Control, IP Telephony System, Hybrid (IP/Analogue) Emergency Call System, Fibre Data Network Infrastructure, UPS Power Backup, CCTV, Wi-Fi, BT Openreach Distribution and Bespoke Alarm Reporting Software.

TIS’ converged infrastructure provides simple and efficient operation for the staff and future proofing for the building owners. This flexibility and ease of use allows the building operator the ability to individually customise each resident’s package; from multi-media & broadband provision to emergency call and healthcare monitoring, thus allowing increased revenue opportunities for the operator, and increased desirability amongst the residents.

A pro-active monitoring contract and 24/7 service and support desk ensures the systems operate at their maximum efficiency at all times.

TIS are experts in the installation, integration and maintenance of a vast array of systems, many of which are showcased in this cutting edge development.


With… regard to the Bournville Gardens project, I was involved from its inception as a concept, through to the commissioning and eventual handover to the operational staff. The security and communications package for the Bournville Gardens build was quite a leap of faith in TIS for us at ExtraCare, but we were confident that TIS could deliver on their promise of a ‘first of its kind’ converged infrastructure within what was to become our flag ship village.

Shane Malhan – Head of Development Construction, The ExtraCare Charitable Trust.

3d render of Bournville Gardens