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Drivers Jonas Deloitte to oversee new £45m Blackpool hospital

28 Sep 10 Property consultants Drivers Jonas Deloitte has been appointed to project manage a new £45million inpatient mental health hospital on behalf of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Construction of the major new development, designed by architects BDP, is planned to begin next year at Whyndyke Farm, near Blackpool, subject to business case approval. 

The Trust has commissioned the work to deliver high-quality, person-centred, compassionate services for mental health inpatients in Lancashire. 

Once completed, 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.

Appointment of suitable contractors is via the Department of Health’s ProCure21+ Framework.

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.”

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