A contractor has been appointed to design and build the new Catterick Integrated Care Campus.
Tilbury Douglas has successfully secured the contract to deliver the detailed design phase of the construction of the centre, which is a joint collaboration between the National Health Service (NHS) and Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Officials say the new facility 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 under one roof within a unique purpose-built centre.
Due to complete in 2024 subject to final approval, NHS and military bosses say 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.
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 improve access to local health care 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.
“As a local contractor our focus is to also maximise the social value outcomes and we will prioritise the use of local suppliers and provide apprenticeships, work experience and new sustainable jobs.
“We are proud to have developed a design that we believe will deliver for the whole community and are looking forward to the next phase of the project.”
Air Commodore Houghton, director healthcare plans for the Ministry of Defence, also said: “The initial concept design is fantastic. #
“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.”
Bob Shepherd, Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) project manager, added: “This a great example of collaboration between two Government departments, where integration will provide efficiencies and the ability to demonstrate the latest technologies.
“This will improve outcomes for service personnel, their families and the wider population through the NHS P22 Framework and our industry partners Tilbury Douglas.”
Officials say concepts for the design of the Catterick Integrated Care Campus will be publicly unveiled at local patient and stakeholder events for feedback, with planning for those now under way.