Kier nabs Newport health centre build

Kier has scooped a £27.5m deal to deliver a health and wellbeing centre in Ringland, Newport.

The contractor will develop a site for two general practices and community services, including general medical services, a community dentistry and social care provision.

Work on the Welsh project has already begun and is expected to wrap up in January 2025.

The contractors tasks at the Newport site will also include the development of a new car park and mobile health centre. The work is being carried out for the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

Jason Taylor, Kier Construction regional director for the West of England and Wales, said: “This new health and wellbeing centre will link directly to the community hub allow[ing] for an effective integration with wider community services and creat[ing] a focus for health and wellbeing within the community.”

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board chief executive Nicola Prygodzicz said the work would allow patients to access a range of health and social care services “under one roof”.

Kier won the work via the £560m NHS Building for Wales framework, on which it clinched a spot in 2018. Earlier this month, Bam also picked up an £84.5m job in Wales via the same framework.

That job will see Bam develop a 63-bed mental health facility in Bodelwyddan, in North Wales.

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