Kier secures £158m healthcare projects in the South-East

Kier secures £158m healthcare projects in the South-EastKier has been given full approval to proceed with the redevelopment scheme of Broadmoor Hospital in Crowthorne, Berkshire and a new male medium secure unit at St Bernard’s Hospital in Ealing.

The contract value is £158 million and will involve the construction of new hospitals, providing a modern, fit for purpose environment for services as well as boosting the building trades.

Construction and delivery of new facilities will help patients in their recovery, reduce treatment times and support more efficient delivery of care.

The projects are in partnership with the West London Mental Health Trust (WLMHT) and will be officially signed in January 2014.

Managing director of Kier Construction’s major projects business, Colin Lamb, said: “Kier has a proven track record of delivering highly complex projects creating facilities for the health sector, and this latest milestone is a significant development that demonstrates how successful the collaboration between the partners has been.

“We look forward to working very closely with the Trust to deliver these facilities, which will provide excellent new facilities for the benefit of the patients and the wider communities.”

WLMHT chairman, Nigel McCorkell, commented: “This is a significant achievement for everyone involved in mental health care.

“Given the difficulties and restrictions the current environments present at Broadmoor Hospital and the St Bernard’s MSU, our doctors, nurses and other staff have done an amazing job of providing high quality and safe care for our patients and service users.”