British construction firm Kier has announced the completion of the £98m ($130m) Heatherwood Hospital transformation project in Ascot, UK, for Frimley Health National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust.
The hospital’s new building covers a 11,500m² area and offers a wide range of facilities to support planned, non-emergency procedures for NHS and private patients.
The building features a new operating theatre and diagnostic facilities for orthopaedics, cardiology, radiology, lithotripsy, physiotherapy and orthodontics, as well as a primary care hub.
Kier Construction Clients and Markets director Louisa Finlay said: “Heatherwood Hospital is vitally important to the Ascot community and we are incredibly proud to have transformed it, with first-class facilities that will help Frimley NHS Foundation Trust and its staff effectively treat patients.
“This is the latest project we have delivered for the Trust and draws on both our technical excellence and experience in delivering healthcare facilities across London and the South of England.
“Delivering the new hospital at Heatherwood has been a truly collaborative effort and our trusted and local supply chain partners have yet again been integral to a successful handover.”
Kier was selected to deliver the project under a p21+ framework and has used the latest digital technology and building information modelling (BIM) capabilities during construction.
The hospital project is intended to support Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in its efforts to provide planned care services to local residents across Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey.
Once the new building becomes operational, the existing Heatherwood Hospital buildings will be demolished.
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Neil Dardis said: “The handover is an exciting milestone for us as a Trust – the day that we officially takeover the building and get it ready to welcome our first patients next spring.
“The new Heatherwood is a key part of how we are transforming care for our patients, alongside the launch of the forthcoming electronic patient record system.”