The £18m redevelopment at Wrightington Hospital in West Lancashire has passed a crucial milestone with the project team from Integrated Health Projects (IHP) completing the steel frame.
The hospital is a recognised centre for orthopaedic excellence and the new development, when completed, will accommodate the new surgical facility, which will comprise of four theatres, an admissions unit and two 28-bed wards.
The redeveloped hospital will provide modern, high quality surgical facilities which will allow the Trust to continue to attract patients from all over the country for orthopaedic healthcare.
Paul Turner, Senior Project Manager from IHP, said:
“Completing this crucial stage in the build is a significant landmark on the project. With the steel frame in place, the team can move forward to the next stage of what promises to be an excellent facility for patients being treated as well for the staff that will work here.”
The project is for client Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust and is being undertaken by IHP, a joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine.
On site work began in June 2014 and is due for completion in November 2015.