Plans for £285 million Broadmoor Hospital redevelopment go on showBy Becky Barnes
October 12, 2012
Plans for the £285 million redevelopment of Broadmoor Hospital have gone on display.
Stages A to F of the construction works, floor plans and an artist’s impression were shown at Crowthorne Library, High Street, on Thursday, October 4 and were on show at Sandhurst Town Council in Yorktown Road yesterday.
Vickie Holcroft, programme director, said: “Continual development in all aspects of patient care is essential if we are to continue delivering the best possible services to our patients. This includes the hospital’s infrastructure.
“This is the biggest redevelopment project at the hospital in the last 150 years and we want to make sure we involve local people in what’s going on and give them the opportunity to tell us what they think of our proposals.”
Enabling works, stage A, have been taking place since March at the site in Kentigern Drive, Crowthorne and are due for completion at the end of next year. The plans include constructing a hospital outside the existing one, demolishing the current building and selling off the land.
The construction stage is due for completion in January 2017 and it is hoped the redevelopment should be completed in July 2019.
A West London Mental Health Trust spokesman said the building was designed to make efficient use of space where facilities are currently spread across the site.
He said: “Having submitted the Full Business Case (FBC) to NHS London at the beginning of October, the trust is one step closer to upgrading the hospital and creating a suitable environment for 21st century mental health care.
“This open day formed part of the trust’s ongoing strategy to keep Crowthorne residents informed of its progress with this important project.”
The existing Paddock Centre, opened in 2005, will remain and the new three-storey building will include a doctors’ surgery, visit suite, hairdressers, café and shop as well as space for vocational and educational services.
The first floor includes a spiritual centre for multiple faiths and an occupational therapy kitchen.