Go-ahead for £300m military rehab unit
Main construction work could start next year on a new £300m unit near Loughborough for injured military personnel.
The Government confirmed today that a new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre will be built at Stanford Hall.
The new unit will replace the current centre at Headley Court and be four times the size.
Enabling work will continue on the Stanford Hall site for the rest of this year with the tender race set to start shortly for the main construction contract to transform the exitring building.
Work at the new centre is expected to be completed be the end of 2017.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: “We are committed to providing the best medical care possible for those injured while bravely serving their country.
“This new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre will build on lessons learnt from recent conflicts, help ensure the UK remains at the forefront of advances in medicine, and build an unparalleled regional centre of excellence in the Midlands.”
Funding for the project comes from charitable donors following a campaign by Stanford Hall owner the Duke of Westminster.
Grant Prior | Thu 10th July | Construction Enquirer