Kier selected to build new hospital in England

WCN Editorial Team 31 Jan 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Infrastructure services provider Kier has been appointed by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a new hospital in the south of England.

Secured through the ProCure21+ framework, the £98m transformation programme at Heatherwood Hospital will provide first-class facilities for Ascot and the surrounding area.

The 11,500m² site will specialise in planned, non-emergency procedures, offering latest outpatient and diagnostic facilities for cardiology, radiology, lithotripsy, children’s clinic, physiotherapy and orthodontics.

It will feature six operating theatres, 48 inpatient beds and 22 day case cubicles as well as a primary care hub and a private patient unit.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

The hospital expects to provide services for 168,000 people each year, doubling what the existing hospital currently provides, within 10 years of its opening.

Kier Construction managing director for Thames Valley and Kier Buildings director Jonathan Payne said: “This latest win is a hugely important milestone for healthcare delivery in the south of England.

It is testament to the drive, energy and passion of the team at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust that this new build hospital will help transform delivery of healthcare to residents of Ascot and the surrounding area.

“Working collaboratively with the trust over the last three years, we have also delivered a new maternity unit and emergency assessment centre for Wexham Park Hospital.

“Alongside our local supply chain, we have extensive experience delivering healthcare projects and we look forward to playing a pivotal role in the transformation of Heatherwood Hospital.”

In the last six years, Kier has delivered more than 70 schemes for NHS Trusts through the P21+ and P22 frameworks, including the Key Worker Accommodation for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust and a CAMHS & Perinatal Unit for Nottinghamshire Healthcare.

Frimley Health CEO Neil Dardis said: “We are delighted that we can now deliver our vision for the Heatherwood site.

“The new hospital will ensure we can offer local patients the best care in the best environment and it is a key part of our strategy to remain an innovative and outstanding trust well into the future. We can’t wait to get started.”

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Image: Heatherwood Hospital. Photo: Courtesy of Kier Group plc.

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