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Major redevelopment of hospital to get underway this month

01 April 2010

A major redevelopment of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital gets underway later this month. It will improve services for patients and secure our future as a specialist hospital with a wide range of local services.

A major redevelopment of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital gets underway later this month.

It will improve services for patients and secure our future as a specialist hospital with a wide range of local services.

A two-storey extension to the main hospital building and some internal works will help us to achieve the Trust’s vision of providing world class children’s services following our designation as the lead centre for specialist paediatric and neonatal surgery in North West London while also developing HIV services.

The redevelopment will include:

  • New state-of-the-art operating theatres for children who need surgery
  • Expanded paediatric High Dependency Unit for the sickest children
  • Streamlined and improved children’s services on a single floor of the hospital
  • A new ward for inpatient and outpatient HIV and related cancer care

Enabling works by the Trust’s contractor, BAM Construction, are due to start on site on 26 April and site accommodation is due to be installed in advance of the enabling works getting underway.

BAM is an Associate Member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme which means they are committed to working in a way that causes as little inconvenience as possible to the hospital’s neighbours.

If you have any questions or concerns about what’s happening at the site, please contact BAM’s Works Manager, Jim Bluck on 07968 186 711.

Streetscape improvement works continue

In addition to this redevelopment, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is carrying out work to improve the public areas at the front of the hospital.

These improvements will create an attractive space and make it easier for the large number of people who use the area to move about more freely.

Works include repaving the area in natural York stone to provide a smooth, attractive and level surface which will be easier for people in wheelchairs, with buggies or with restricted mobility.

If you have any questions or concerns about the streetscape improvement works, please contact Andy Pang at the Council on 020 7341 5783—the project is due to be completed by mid-July.