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The London boroughs of Camden and Islington are set to benefit from the recent appointment of the contractor company BAM Construction Ltd to a project that will deliver a new mental health inpatient facility to the area of Highgate.
Going into more detail, the construction of the Highgate inpatient facility has been commissioned by the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and is set to commence later this year following the granting of planning approval by the local authorities.
Furthermore, the new inpatient building will replace the current mental health wards at St Pancras Hospital and will likewise feature a new, purpose-built facility, with five wards, a gym, dedicated activity spaces, and a community café.
The Trust Chief Executive, Angela McNab stated: “This appointment marks another exciting milestone in our plans to deliver a brand new inpatient mental health facility for people in Camden and Islington.”
The Trust’s St Pancras Transformation Programme Director, Malcolm McFrederick, commented: “Our aim is to develop a modern, therapeutic facility that supports wellbeing, recovery and enables staff to provide the best possible care. We are delighted that a contractor has now been appointed to turn year-long co-production discussions, into a reality.”
The Trust Project Director, Akin Durowoju added: “In appointing a contractor we considered not only their experience in mental health facility design and construction, but also how key responsibilities, such as those to the environment and local communities, are met. We are confident that BAM Construction will deliver on all of those things.”
The Construction Director for BAM, Rod Stiles concluded: “Our experience combined with a highly modern and sophisticated approach is what the healthcare sector demands because of the range of sensitive environments patients and medical professionals experience.
“Our main concern is working closely with the Trust, understanding their needs clearly and thoroughly, and seeking ways to use the opportunity that building these new facilities brings to benefit others.
“We are eager to develop the strong relationship we have started to forge with the Trust and its partners so that many good things can develop from it, for the Trust, for its patients, and for the people who live and work in the area.”
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