12 July 2013
West London Mental Health NHS Trust has named Kier as its preferred tenderer for the Broadmoor Hospital redevelopment scheme. The project will transport the 150 year old hospital into the 21st century, providing a modern, fit for purpose environment for services and securing the future of high secure mental health care locally.
The announcement coincides with confirmation that the project has received support from the trust’s strategic healthcare partners, NHS Trust Development Authority (NTDA) and NHS England for the project. The Department of Health is expected to make its decision on the redevelopment full business case shortly, at which point the process to officially appoint the main contractor can begin to ensure they are on site by December 2013.
The new hospital is scheduled to open to patients in January 2017. Located on the Broadmoor estate, the new buildings will allow staff to provide the latest mental health care treatments which up to now have proved difficult and costly due to the current Victorian layout.
Designed to modern environmental standards, the new hospital will be much more energy and cost efficient to run, allowing the trust to significantly reduce its impact on the environment and make savings which will be reinvested back into patient care.
Programme director, Vickie Holcroft, said: “This is the biggest redevelopment in high secure mental heath care to date, so it was essential that any contractor the trust selected had the experience to manage and complete such large scale projects. Throughout the whole selection process, Kier’s representatives clearly demonstrated best value for money, commitment to quality and evidence of creating a wide range of similar structures both on time and to budget.”