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Kier To Develop £8m Eating Disorders Facility In Dorset

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Construction firm Kier has been selected by NHS Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust to deliver a new £8 million eating disorders facility in Poole, Dorset.

Members of the Trust joined Kier to break ground on this new purpose-built space that will help to treat patients from the South West of England.

The two-storey 1466m2 building is being constructed within the grounds of St Ann's hospital in Poole, in an area surrounded by woodlands. The new facility will provide accommodation for ten inpatient beds, as well as communal spaces and dedicated clinician rooms.

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The project, which was procured through the P22 framework is due to be complete in Winter 2023.

Throughout the project build, Kier will work collaboratively with hospital staff and provide updates to the local community.

Mark Norris, regional director of Kier Construction London, South and Strategic Projects, commented: "We understand this is an important new facility that will increase capacity and support the NHS Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust and its hospital staff effectively treat patients from Dorset and the south west of England.

"We are proud to have been selected to construct this new building and over the next 18 months, we will utilise our skill and experience to deliver a purpose-built space with first-class facilities."

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