A £28m contract to construct the state-of-the-art St George’s Health and Wellbeing Hub in London has been secured by McLaren Construction. The development will be located in Hornchurch. It will also serve as a comprehensive facility, combining primary care, mental health and prevention services, cancer care, and dialysis under one roof.
The three-storey building will be constructed using a hybrid approach, employing traditional and modern construction methods. McLaren aims to leverage the benefits of contemporary technology while ensuring cost-effectiveness. This is even in the face of rising construction costs. Richard Eager, McLaren’s Divisional Director and Head of Healthcare, expressed his confidence in delivering a truly integrated model of care through this flagship project.
St George’s Health and Wellbeing Hub in Hornchurch to offer integrated care services
By bringing together various healthcare services in purpose-built premises, the St George’s Health and Wellbeing Hub aims to provide patients with a seamless and comprehensive experience. McLaren’s expertise will contribute to realising the project’s ambitious plans. Thus, the project will seek to transform regional primary care services. The company has been actively transforming healthcare infrastructure in England, receiving instructions from the NHS and private sector healthcare providers.
Preparatory works have already commenced at the site off Suttons Lane in Hornchurch. Clearance activities, including site surveys and asbestos removal, have been completed. Furthermore, certain sections of the old St George’s Hospital building have been demolished. The site has been levelled to pave the way for the construction of the new health centre.
The St George’s Health and Wellbeing Hub is anticipated to reach completion in the first half of 2024. Thus, McLaren‘s appointment for this significant project underscores its commitment to advancing primary care services. This is as well contributing to transforming healthcare facilities in the country.