Since early 2018, Sue Ryder and Seddon have been working together to deliver the state-of-the-art Neurological Care Centre Lancashire, which will provide a vital rehabilitation centre for local people with long-term neurological conditions. Now, more than 100,000 bricks and half a million hours of on-site labour later, it’s nearly here!
Offering 40 beds and four supported living bungalows, which enable residents to access specialist care and rehabilitation 24/7, the centre is set to become a key care facility in the North West.
Once recognised as D’Urton Manor, the land surrounding the new development will be used for 300 family homes. The project is one of the 11 key strategic developments identified as part of the 10 year City Deal signed by Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire Councils.
“Having worked with Sue Ryder closely on a number of other projects, we’re massive advocates of the critical support they offer families and local communities.”
Jon Hulley, project manager at Seddon, spoke to us about this life-changing development: “At Seddon, we’re probably most proud of projects like this one, that help and support people. Having worked with Sue Ryder closely on a number of other projects, we’re massive advocates of the critical support they offer families and local communities.”
The respective teams worked together throughout the project to ensure that every planning detail was meticulously executed and any challenges were met with the best possible solution.
“We’ve definitely faced a few challenges,” explained Jon, “such as ensuring this build was sympathetic to its surroundings – we were building within the planning constraints of a housing estate right next door. However, we’ve worked closely with the Sue Ryder team throughout the project and when challenges occurred, we worked together to resolve them, keeping us as close to the original plan as possible.”
Seddon is committed to working with local supply chains and contributing towards local economies. For this project, over 80% of any subcontractor work has been arranged with trade professionals based in the surrounding area.
The new Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire is due to complete by the end of March 2020.