29 Jan 2014
The trust held a groundbreaking ceremony today at the site of the new Broadmoor Hospital.
The chairman, Nigel McCorkell, and chief executive, Steve Shrubb, together with representatives from construction company Kier, used ceremonial spades to break the ground and officially mark the beginning of construction for the new hospital.
Redevelopment programme director, Vickie Holcroft, said: “Today was a proud day for the trust as we can now ensure fit for purpose accommodation to help make delivery of 21st century healthcare much easier. Patients will benefit from more modern facilities and staff can ensure recovery will mean just that, as they focus their attention on the delivery of care and providing treatments.”
“We cannot thank everyone enough for their hard work and involvement in getting the project to this point. Although there is still a lot of work to do, getting this far signifies the huge amount of progress that has been made.”
The trust’s main contractor, Kier, is now on site and getting ready to build the new hospital.
Remaining within the existing grounds, the new buildings will provide ten wards which will be used in addition to six in the existing Paddock unit. The new hospital will open in early 2017.