Property consultant Drivers Jonas Deloitte has been appointed to project manage a new £45m inpatient mental health hospital on behalf of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust with work set to start next year.
ProCure 21+ comes into force next month and NHS Trusts can chose from six contractors. They are:
Healthcare Partnership Solutions
Integrated Health Projects
Interserve Project Services
Willmott Dixon Holdings
Construction of the hospital, designed by architects BDP, is planned to begin next year at Whyndyke Farm, near Blackpool, subject to business case approval.
The new hospital will feature facilities designed to promote recovery and social inclusion, and encourage opportunities for community interaction.
The building itself will provide a state-of-the-art therapeutic environment for patients with plenty of access to light, outdoor space and gardens.
Ben Brookes, assistant director at Drivers Jonas Deloitte said: “The specialist design of the hospital will promote positive mental well-being, and provide patients with the best possible environment in which to recover.
“The aim of the project is therefore not just to provide exemplar functional and flexible space for clinical and non-clinical uses, but also to deliver a building which actively contributes to the treatment of patients.”