Proposals have now been submitted to the borough council for the £9m scheme, which also includes a children’s minor illness unit, on the Burnley General Hospital site.
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust director of estates and facilities, Martin Morgan, said: “I am delighted that the robust selection procedure undertaken as part of the ProCure21+ process has led to the selection of Kier Construction as our partner to deliver the new unit.
“The timescales we have set ourselves are challenging but the progress we have made to date has been good.”
Kier Construction framework manager, Garry Bowker, said: “Kier will utilise its national experience of designing and delivering urgent care facilities to deliver first class facilities that the people of east Lancashire can be proud of and benefit from for many years to come.”
The urgent care centre initiative is part of wider plans to see older buildings phased out in favour of more up-to-date facilities towards the southern end of the hospital footprint.