Saturday, 5 July 2014
Work starts at North Ayrshire’s new community hospital
Construction of the new Acute Mental Health and Community development will start at Ayrshire Central Hospital on Monday 14 July.
Balfour Beatty will begin building the new 206-ensuite bedroom mental health and community facility which is expected to open in spring 2016. Work will take place on the grounds of the former Pavilions 4-9, which were situated in the centre of the hospital site.
Both entrances to the hospital will remain open throughout the duration of the works, however occasional restrictions may be in place when deliveries are being received. A number of internal roads will be changed and this will affect access to Pavilions 1, 2 and 3. Signs will be in place to show the alternative routes that should be followed.
Temporary car parking spaces have been provided to make up for parking areas lost during the construction period. Patients, staff and visitors to the site are asked to comply with all permanent and temporary traffic restrictions for the duration of the works.
John Wright, Director for Corporate Services, said: “We are looking forward to getting started and providing the people of Ayrshire and Arran with the very best facility possible. During construction some short-term disruption is inevitable but we will work hard to keep this to a minimum and would appreciate everyone’s patience during this time.”