McLaren awarded £28m East London healthcare contract


McLaren will deliver a new East London health centre valued at £28 million. 

Credit: McLaren.

The firm has been awarded the construction contract for St George’s Health and Wellbeing Hub, off Suttons Lane, in Hornchurch. 

Contractors are already on site doing clearance works, including site surveys and asbestos removal. 

Parts of the old St George’s Hospital building have been demolished and the grounds have been levelled in preparation for the new centre. 

The new hub has been developed by partners across north east London to provide a base for a team of healthcare professionals delivering integrated care.  

It will serve the boroughs of Havering, Redbridge, and Barking and Dagenham. 

The hub’s services bring together primary care, mental health and prevention services, along with cancer care and dialysis in purpose-built premises. 

It will also provide space for local voluntary and community groups and includes a community café, multi-purpose education and meeting spaces, and a sensory, dementia-friendly communal garden. 

The hub is scheduled for completion early 2024. 

“This building will be a flagship for the delivery of a truly integrated model of care,” said Richard Eager, McLaren construction divisional director and head of healthcare.  

“We have been able to help this expert partnership deliver their ambitious plans in an affordable way, despite rising construction costs, through the right mix of modern technology and traditional construction methods. 

“With recent instructions from both the NHS and private sector healthcare providers, McLaren is taking an active part in the transformation of primary care services in England.” 

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