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Construction team make a young patient’s wish come true

Construction team make a young patient’s wish come true

The construction team building a new multi storey car park at Sunderland Royal Hospital has granted a young patient’s wish by giving him a ‘VIP’ tour of their construction site, the highlight of which was sitting in the crane’s driving seat.

Thirteen year old, Lewis Allen had been watching the development of the car park and the crane in operation from his ward window.

Following an approach from the hospital, the project team from VINCI Construction UK were very happy to play their part in making Lewis’ visit to the site a memorable one.

Lewis Allen, commented:

“I enjoyed meeting all of the team and operating the crane. I want to work in construction when I grow up.”

Gordon Salmon, Contracts Manager from VINCI Construction UK, commented:

“Patients and staff are bound to be curious as to what is being built on site, and we take every opportunity to communicate our progress with the hospital. When we were told that Lewis was taking such a keen interest, we were delighted to welcome him as an honorary and extremely important team member. ”

City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust contracted VINCI Construction UK to design and build the multi storey car park to accommodate 766 parking spaces. It will be handed over to the Trust in September 2014.

Date: 18/07/2014

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