Kier has been awarded a £115m contract to build a new hospital with 10 wards containing 162 secure mental health beds to replace the facilities currently provided in outdated Victorian buildings.
Kier’s price is significantly under the £150m originally estimated by the client, the West London Mental Health Trust.
Keeping some existing wards in use will give the new hospital a capacity of 234 beds in total.
Work on the hospital is expected to start in December 2013 and phase 1 will be ready to accept patients by January 2017.
Enabling works have already begun on site. Construction of a new haul road off the A3095 began in April 2013 and will last approximately 26 weeks.