The contractor company Kier has been appointed to construct a new imaging centre on behalf of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in London.
The new imaging centre was commissioned through the Procure22 framework and will consist of a four-storey facility where the bottom two floors will be situated underground, containing essential plant and services facilities as well as MRI scanners, while the above ground floors will possess the majority of the medical facilities.
The facility will specialise in heart and lung healthcare, aiming to be the largest specialist provider of in the area above other hospitals and facilities anywhere else in the UK.
Some of the state-of-the-art diagnostic features which the facility will possess include echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiogram, CT scanners, and clinical support accommodation, allowing staff to provide a variety of innovative treatments such as an interventional bronchoscopy.
In addition to this, the new imaging centre’s first floor will possess bridges linking the building to the Sydney and Chelsea wings of the Royal Brompton Hospital, with completion of the entire facility scheduled for the summer of 2021.
The Managing Director at Kier Regional Building London, Cliff Thomas stated: “This latest win is significant for Kier Regional Building London and we look forward to bringing our expertise in the healthcare sector to this project.
“We are very excited to continue working in partnership with Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust to deliver this project. Working with the Trust we will build a facility that will service the patients for years to come.”
Earlier in 2019, Kier was contracted to deliver a £98M new hospital, the Heatherwood Hospital, in Ascot, Berkshire, specialising in planned, non-emergency procedures, offering state-of-the-art outpatients and diagnostics facilities for cardiology, radiology, lithotripsy, children’s clinic, physiotherapy, and orthodontics.
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