£8.6m plan to upgrade Hampshire community hospital

Kier appointed to deliver transformation of Hythe and Dibden War Memorial Hospital

An artist's impress of the new Hythe and Dibden War Memorial Hospital

Kier has been appointed by NHS Property Services to redevelop Hythe and Dibden War Memorial Hospital.

The £8.6m transformation project will see Kier demolish the existing hospital and construct a new building offering first-class facilities to support the 80,000-plus population of South Hampshire.

Procured through the Southern Construction Framework (SCF), Kier will construct a two-storey 1,664sq m health facility, with a GP surgery and outpatient services, including physiotherapy, audiology, and gynaecology, as well as a space for dentistry.

In homage to the original hospital building, which was opened as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the First World War, an etched stone memorial will feature in the new facility.

The local community has been central to the development of the new hospital, including Hythe and Dibden War Memorial Hospital League of Friends and The Royal British Legion, and throughout the duration of the build, Kier will provide regular updates as well as offer job and training opportunities.

Kier has started on site, with works set to be completed in Spring 2022.

Louisa Finlay, managing director of Kier Regional Building Southern, said: “Hythe and Dibden War Memorial Hospital has been providing important services for the people of South Hampshire for many years and following our appointment by NHS Property Services to redevelop the hospital we look forward to delivering a new building with state-of-the-art amenities that will meet the modern day needs of its staff and patients.”

The project team also includes GBpartnerships and ArchitecturePLB.

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