Willmott Dixon Interiors has been appointed to deliver the remodelling and fit-out of an NHS rehabilitation centre in Surrey on behalf of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.
The project will see the relocation of New Epsom and Ewell Community Hospital (NEECH) and The Poplars, neuro-rehabilitation centre, from West Park on Horton Lane to Epsom General Hospital.
To create 29,891 square foot of new space, Willmott Dixon Interiors will refurbish the Langley Wing at Epsom General Hospital and build a three-storey extension to the west of the building, providing new clinical areas and additional bed space.
Work includes new adult and child paediatric physiotherapy facilities, new nurse stations and refurbished reception areas and waiting rooms. The company will also construct a bridge link to the 2nd floor of the adjacent Wells Wing building, which will serve as a passageway to transit patients to and from acute hospital facilities.
The 77-week project was awarded through the Procurement Hub framework. It will be completed within a live hospital environment with existing services unaffected and the hospital blue light route will remain in operation at all times.
As part of its commitment to the local community, Willmott Dixon Interiors will deliver a social return on investment equivalent to 12% of the project value. The contractor will invest time and resources in several initiatives during the life of the project, including site visits and charity fundraisers, and projects centred on job creation for unemployed people, such as apprenticeships, career workshops and work experience opportunities.
Graham Shaw, managing director at Willmott Dixon Interiors, said: “We’re excited to be chosen to deliver such an important project for Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. It will deliver significant upgrades to the existing building and create new spaces that bring offsite departments together under one roof. We understand the sensitivity required when delivering a project of this scope and looking forward to using our healthcare experience to support the Trust in providing better facilities and an improved quality of service for both service users and patients.”
Clare Moore, Client Relationship Manager at Procurement Hub Said: ‘‘Procurement Hub are pleased to be working with Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and Willmott Dixon Interiors on this exciting project through our Major Projects Framework.’’
Willmott Dixon Interiors has an extensive track record of working in live healthcare environments and enabling NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers to get better use of their facilities. It has delivered a £10.2 million fit-out and construction of a CCU at Harley Street Clinic, the strip-out and refurbishment of an emergency department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and delivery of a new 39 bed out-patient ward on behalf of Pembury Hospital NHS Trust.