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Kier fits interior of cell research facility
- September 2, 2019

Kier has been contracted for the internal fit out of the new blood donation centre in Capitol Park, Dodworth which is near Barnsley, at a cost of £13.9M, on behalf of the NHS and Blood Transplant.

The new facility will be completed, by Kier, with four laboratories, three of which will be situated on the ground floor, an open plan office space, meeting rooms, and catering facilities, in addition to the in corporation of environmentally controlled laboratories which will be utilised in the study of advanced cell therapies. The centre will be two-storeys high and will cover approximately 6,750sq m.

Construction of the new facility has been commissioned under the Department of Health and Social Care’s ProCure 22 (P22) Framework and is scheduled for completion by the second quarter of 2020 and, once completed, the facility will be recognised as one of the most advanced cell research centres in the world.

Kier’s involvement will fall under the second phase of the centre’s development, while the first phase was composed of building the facility structure and installation of the exterior fittings.

The Managing Director for Kier Regional Buildings Northern, John O’Callaghan stated: “I am pleased we have been appointed to deliver phase two of this state-of-the-art facility. It is a crucial development for the people of North of England and hospitals in the region.

“Throughout our works Kier will be providing a number of employment opportunities to local people. We will have apprentices on site and work experience opportunities, as well as engaging with local schools through educational activities.”

The NHS and Blood Transplant Project Manager, John Hutchinson added: “Happy with site both progress and Health and Safety standards to date being exemplary and looking forward to the project completion in the second quarter of 2020.”

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