Kier Group is top bidder for £115m Broadmoor contract

THE WEST London Mental Health Trust yesterday named the construction and property group as preferred bidder for the £115m project in Crowthorne, Berkshire.

The new hospital will include 162 mental health beds and replace the nineteenth century facilities. The NHS trust has said the hospital’s outdated Victorian floor plan is not conducive for modern treatments. Construction on the new building is expected to begin in December and the first phase will start receiving patients by January 2017.

The Broadmoor hospital is one of England’s three high-security psychiatric hospitals, providing treatment to around 240 patients who stay for an average of five to six years. The hospital’s most renowned patients include Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe and American army surgeon William Chester Minor.

The deal follows Kier’s recently completed £221m purchase of the infrastructure services firm May Gurney.