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Interserve to deliver £25m ProCure21+ radiotherapy centre for Colchester

by Interserve Press Office | Sep 10, 2012

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been selected by Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a £25 million ultra modern radiotherapy centre to be built at Colchester General Hospital as part of a ProCure21+ scheme.

The new building will replace the current radiotherapy centre at Essex County Hospital, and will incorporate five ‘bunkers’. Initially, three new linear accelerators (the specialist equipment used during radiotherapy treatment) will be installed and the remaining two bunkers will be fitted out later, as demand is expected to rise in the future.

The new building will showcase Interserve’s continuing expertise in planning, creating and managing complex healthcare facilities across the UK and overseas.

Commenting on the project, Chris Mardell, Regional Manager of Interserve said: “We are delighted to be appointed by Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, and look forward to continuing the excellent working relationship we have established with the Trust and other stakeholders to deliver this important project. The new building, which is a centre of excellence for cancer treatment incorporating the most up-to-date radiotherapy machines, will provide a first-class environment for patients and carers. Through this scheme we will strengthen our existing links with the county, and create opportunities for the local supply chain to benefit from the project.”

Interserve, the Trust, Devereux Architects, clinical staff and users have all played a major role in designing the new radiotherapy centre, which is expected to enhance further the Trust’s reputation as a centre of excellence for cancer care. The build will be managed by Interserve’s Cambridge office, supported by Arup Services and Structural Design, Gleeds Cost Management and Interserve Engineering Services, who will provide the complex Mechanical & Electrical Services required for the new facility. The new centre will be the single biggest capital investment in the Health Service in Colchester since Colchester General Hospital was built in the mid 1980s.

Commenting on behalf of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Gordon Coutts, Chief Executive, said:
“This is fantastic news for the Trust, but particularly for the adult population of north east and mid Essex for whom we provide radiotherapy services. The radiotherapy department at Essex County Hospital continues to provide an outstanding service, but it has long been this organisation’s plan to centralise cancer services on the site of Colchester General Hospital. We will be able to put in the most up-to-date machines and provide a quality service in a first-class environment for patients and carers.”

The new centre building is expected to be completed before the end of next year and will start treating its first patients in early 2014.

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For further information please contact:

Michele Curran 
Head of Corporate Business Development
01213444888
michele.curran@interserve.com

Karen Lewis 
Edson Evers01785 255146
karen@edsonevers.com

About Interserve

Interserve's vision is to be the Trusted Partner of all our stakeholders. We are one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment and facilities management services for society's infrastructure. Interserve is based in the UK and is listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenue of £2.3 billion and a workforce of over 50,000 people worldwide.

General website: www.interserve.com

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