Trust Chief Executive, Angela McNab, said: “This appointment marks another exciting milestone in our plans to deliver a brand new inpatient mental health facility for people in Camden and Islington.”
During the last 12 months the Trust has worked closely with service users, carers, staff and architects to co-design the new facility. This has involved listening to their ideas, suggestions and experience of using existing inpatient services, with the feedback received helping to shape the design of the new building.
The Trust’s St Pancras Transformation Programme Director, Malcolm McFrederick, said: “Our aim is to develop a modern, therapeutic facility that supports wellbeing, recovery and enables staff to provide the best possible care. We are delighted that a contractor has now been appointed to turn year-long co-production discussions, into a reality”.
Trust Project Director, Akin Durowoju, who is leading the new build, said: “In appointing a contractor we considered not only their experience in mental health facility design and construction, but also how key responsibilities, such as those to the environment and local communities, are met. We are confident that BAM Construction will deliver on all of those things.”