Building work is progressing quickly at our Compton Hall site, as the steel structure has now been erected for our much-anticipated Care Coordination Centre.
The floor and roof coverings are now in place, with the first phase of construction of the building now complete. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing installation is now underway, and the next steps will be to install the external walls and first floor windows and in the coming weeks, brickwork and cladding will be put in place.
Symbolically the final piece of steel was signed by Cyril Barrett, Chairman of the 5/344 General Workers Union of the former Wolverhampton Goodyear branch, whose donation of £1.6 million has helped us turn our dream of providing better care for patients into reality.
Mr Barrett commented: “On behalf of my Trustees and management committee members, we are thrilled to see this truly inspiring project taking shape. This has been a vision for us all for such a long time and to see the steel going into the ground is heart-warming.
“This is a fantastic project and one which is very close to the hearts of the 5/344 Transport & General Workers Union committee members. This building represents their living legacy and will be there to support local families for many years to come.
“This is the People’s Project, supporting Compton Care has been championed by all members since day one.”
Our CEO Claire Marshall added: “As each day passes, we move one step closer to fulfilling our dream of delivering better care for our patients, a dream which has been made possible by the incredible generosity of the former Goodyear workers.
“The Centre will enable us to coordinate our services from one central point creating a more responsive service for our patients and their families, eventually providing 24/7 advice and support for patients, carers and referrers.”
The coordination centre, which is being constructed by BAM Construct UK, to date includes 513 pieces of steel weighing a total of 67 tonnes.
Work is on schedule to be completed in July 2020.