This is where you will find information on the progress of the redevelopment project and see when milestones will be reached.
In September 2016 Balfour Beatty erected the hoarding around the site for the New Inpatient Ward Block Construction Project. They then started to remove the asbestos from the Patient Centre in preparation for the demolition works. The asbestos, which comprised pipe insulation and internal panels, was removed under strict control processes by a licenced contractor. This was essential work to be completed prior to the demolition of the building. Once clear air tests were completed, the building safe to be worked on and demolition began.
October 2016 saw the demolition of the Patient Centre. The site was cleared of trees and, where possible, all waste materials was sorted for recycling. The concrete from the Patient Centre was broken down by a concrete crusher and reused on site.
In November 2016 the piling rig arrived and was set up on a piling mat to bore 24 metre deep holes into the ground which will be filled with concrete. Piling will continue through to early next year across the site to provide support for the new building.
The contract with Balfour Beatty was formally signed in October with work and is due for completion in August 2018. The New Inpatient Ward Block will accommodate up to 123 inpatient beds across four floors, each of which will have space for therapy services delivered to patients within the ward environment in addition to recreation spaces. The Children and Young People’s Unit will contain internal and external play areas and a school.
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