Musgrove's new jubilee building tops out in style
PUBLISHED: 12:21 15 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:22 20 February 2013
The new Jubilee Building at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital is due for a 'topping out' in style this Friday 16th November
The new Jubilee Building at Tauntons Musgrove Park Hospital is topping out in style, this Friday.
VIP guests, including Tauntons MP, Jeremy Browne, will mark the completion of the 34 million structures highest point at a celebratory event.
This is the last big event before we open the Jubilee Building to patients in about a years time, said David Allwright, Musgroves Director of Corporate Planning & Performance.
The building has transformed the hospitals skyline, since work on the site started in March.
Now the main structure is complete, we will be focusing our efforts on the highest quality design and layout of the ward areas, to deliver the very best patient care.
With 112 single, en-suite bedrooms, the Jubilee Building will replace some of the hospitals oldest wards, which are housed in buildings dating back to the Second World War.
Funding for the project has come from savings made by Musgrove, plus a 12 million loan from the NHS Bank.
The construction company tasked with delivering the project is BAM.
Steve Tapson, BAMs Regional Director said: We are celebrating two major events in the construction of the Jubilee Building; the topping out and the completion of the mock up room, which will give stakeholders an insight into the exciting new patient environment to be created in the building.
The mock-up room has been created for hospital staff to try out the new working environment.
Comprising a section of corridor and a bedroom, the facility provides an invaluable training opportunity, as well as the chance to try out fixtures and fittings to ensure that they are completely fit for purpose before theyre installed.
The construction work also includes a new concourse, linking the Jubilee Building to the rest of the hospital with new facilities for patients, visitors and staff.
The Jubilee Building is due to open to patients in late 2013.