Health services and Ministry of Defence come together to procure integrated care facility
An artist's impression of the new facility
Tilbury Douglas has secured the contract to deliver the detailed design phase of the construction of the new Catterick Integrated Care Campus.
Developed through a joint collaboration between the National Health Service (NHS) and Ministry of Defence (MoD), the new Integrated Care Campus aims to bring together some local GP services, MoD medical service provision, community services, mental health care, and some voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector services within a purpose-built centre.
Due to complete in 2024, subject to final approval, the development will enhance provision in the area by improving access to a range of community services for both military personnel, families, and veterans based at Catterick Garrison and the residents of the surrounding Richmondshire area.
Procured through Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) Major Projects and Programmes via the NHS ProCure22 framework, the initial concept design has now been completed by Tilbury Douglas and partners BDP, WSP, and Hoare Lea, and works are due to commence with the demolition of several dilapidated buildings to prepare the site for the start of construction in spring 2023.
The new building will be constructed to the MoD DREAM Excellent requirements, with the design focusing on sustainability and improved running costs for the whole life of the building.
Mark Gardham, North East regional director at Tilbury Douglas, said: “We are pleased to be formally appointed to deliver this innovative and unique facility for the residents of Catterick and the local Richmondshire area.
“It will be a fantastic new addition within the local community and will improve access to local healthcare services.
“We will deliver the project implementing key principles of the Construction Playbook utilising Modern Methods of Construction to improve health and safety and quality outcomes, as well as a focus on reducing embedded and operational carbon to support the client’s net zero aspirations.”
This will enable the development of a new clinical model, which has the Defence Medical Services and the NHS delivering care to the local population in a truly-integrated fashion
Air Commodore Houghton, director of healthcare plans for the Ministry of Defence, added: “The initial concept design is fantastic and I am really excited by how this will enable the development of a new clinical model, which has the Defence Medical Services and the NHS delivering care to the local population in a truly-integrated fashion.
“The project will now move forward into the planning stage and we are looking forward to engaging further with the local community to share our design concepts for the scheme.”
And Bob Shepherd, Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) project manager, said: “This a great example of collaboration between two Government departments, where integration will provide efficiencies and the ability to demonstrate the latest technologies.
Concepts for the design will be publicly unveiled at local patient and stakeholder events, with planning for those now under way.