Whilst the last month has been dominated by the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, which involved a short pause in construction following the announcement of social distancing measures, the site re-started on the 2 April 2020 in line with government guidance to the construction sector.
Sir Robert McAlpine Construction are doing a great job, and are busy constructing two much needed mental health buildings:
- The Non-Forensic building will contain several wards including Eating Disorders, General Adults, Deaf Adults, as well as Children and Adult Outpatient departments, training facilities, Recovery College, 33 parking spaces, FM facilities and the main hospital reception.
- The Forensic building will contain the low to medium secure wards, approximately 50% of the site parking spaces, FM workshops, waste areas and the receptions for Forensic and the Wandsworth Recovery Centre.
Both buildings are coming out of the ground, three tower cranes have been erected, lots of concrete is being poured and the buildings are becoming a reality. All very exciting for everyone involved and important for service users who will be treated in due course.
STEP is a 50/50 joint venture between Kajima Partnerships and Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures and reached financial close at the end of last year to carry out the regeneration of the hospital site on behalf of South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.