£150m Broadmoor contract out to tender
The search is on for a contractor to design and build a new high secure mental health unit to replace the Victorian facilities at Broadmoor.
As previously reported, West London Mental Health NHS Trust got provisional planning permission from Bracknell Forest Council for the redevelopment of Broadmoor Hospital in April.
It is one of three high security hospitals in England and has housed some of Britain’s most notorious prisoners, including Moors murderer Ian Brady and Yorkshire ripper Peter Sutcliffe.
The £250m redevelopment project will provide capacity for 160 ‘patients’. The main contract, worth an estimated £150m, involves the value engineering of the design and the construction of buildings of up to approximately 34,000 square metres in an area adjacent to the current hospital site.
The Trust said: “The high profile development aims to utilise leading edge technology and best practice and to be regarded as a centre of clinical excellence. The Trust will be looking for an economic operator who can provide construction work demonstrating their own excellence through their innovative approach to construction solutions, coupled with their knowledge and understanding of security measures and protocols within this unique NHS environment.”
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This article was published on 17 Jul 2012 (last updated on 17 Jul 2012).