Skanska Innisfree has broken ground at its Central Nottinghamshire Hospitals PFI scheme as work officially gets underway this week.
The £300 million scheme to redevelop Kings Mill and Mansfield Community Hospitals and provide backlog maintenance works at Newark General Hospital reached financial close in November and the site team has been working on a complex series of advanced works prior to main construction activity commencing this month.
“This is a great tribute to our team,” said Brian Meakin, Chairman, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust. “This has been a long project and I’m grateful for the ideas from Skanska and its team in developing a project that will be a source of real civic pride for the area.”
“This isn’t just about a building project,” added David Fison, Chief Executive, Skanska UK. “It’s about providing facilities in which you and your staff can provide great healthcare for the people of this area. We’re proud to be part of this project and look forward to the future with great excitement.”
“Today’s groundbreaking is of major significance, bringing to a close the advanced works programme and beginning the construction of these new facilities for the North Nottinghamshire community,” said Gerry McNabb, Project Director, Skanska UK.
Work is currently underway on phase one of the main construction of the new Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield, near Mansfield. Sectional completion is scheduled for 2009, with final completion of the scheme programmed for Summer 2011.