Work begins on new £1.5m annex to Greater Lancashire Hospital

Published: 20-Jun-2024

Work has officially begun on the purpose-built annex to Greater Lancashire Hospital and is already ahead of schedule

Greater Lancashire Hospital has commenced building work on a £1.5m annex located at the side of its current premises in Preston.

Among the Preston-based contractors currently working on the first phase of the annex are Wyder Construction and air conditioning specialists DD Cooling.

Fit-out work has now started on phase one which includes:

  • A state-of-the-art ultrasound suite
  • Dedicated physiotherapy and gym areas
  • Seven consulting rooms
  • A reception to the clinical suite

The building work is being overseen by Greater Lancashire Hospital’s Director of Investment and Development, Myles Rajiah.

Rajiah, said: "We’re already well ahead of schedule and that’s testament to the skill, professionalism and expertise of Wyder Construction’s team.”

"At any time, there are more than 50 different contractors on site – all of whom are from Preston and the surrounding area. The state-of-the-art air filtration and extraction system, which is also fully compliant with the strictest NHS guidelines, is the most recent component to be installed," Rajiah concluded. 

The annex will operate in unison with Greater Lancashire Hospital’s original, neighbouring site. It is also expected that the new 10,000 sqft annex, which occupies the former Synetics building, will create at least 50 new clinical roles and an additional 20 clerical roles upon completion.

Fit-out work has now started on phase one

Further, working closely with some of the UK’s best-known consultants and medical practitioners, the hospital supports regional NHS trusts and private healthcare patients.

The building will welcome NHS patients from across Lancashire and the North West when it opens in Ribbleton’s Millennium City Park this autumn.

Moreover, the Greater Lancashire Hospital has been transforming the health of locally-based residents since it was founded by Preston-headquartered entrepreneurs Sara and Gwam Rajiah in 2014.

Gwam Rajiah, Executive Chairman of Greater Lancashire Hospital, said: “This new annex will ensure that the best medical care is available for even more Lancashire and North West people.”

At any time, there are more than 50 different contractors on site

“But it’s also a really exciting development in the evolution of Greater Lancashire Hospital as we seek to cater for a constantly increasing appetite for our services,” Rajiah concluded.

Greater Lancashire Hospital, which is part of Preston-headquartered Bespoke Healthcare Group, is the only hospital in the area that has currently received ‘outstanding’ for patient care by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The hospital is an approved supplier to the NHS which allows trusts to refer patients directly to its facilities for a wide range of NHS services ensuring that patients can be seen by medical professionals within a suitable timeframe.

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