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Facility to provide vital care services

By jon.reilly  |  Posted: November 04, 2010

By JONATHAN REILLY

William Wake house

William Wake house

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The construction of a £46 million residential mental healthcare facility in Northampton has been completed.

The William Wake house facility, being built for St Andrew’s Healthcare is based at the charity’s Northampton campus on Cliftonville Road.

It will provide 132 en-suite bedrooms within eight rehabilitation and recovery wards. The external façade was designed by Robert Adam Architects in a classical style and required more than 6,950 tonnes of stone to complete and 2,370 people to build.

Martin Smout, chairman and chief executive of GB Building Solutions, said: “GB has built numerous facilities for St Andrew’s Healthcare over the past five years but this one really is in a class of its own in terms of scale and the healthcare services provided.

“We are extremely proud to have been involved in the development of this remarkable building.” Mark Johnston-Wood, estates director for St Andrew’s, said: “William Wake House is an important part of our charity’s growth plans. It’s all about meeting specialist needs and offering tailored treatment in a modern, high-quality environment.

“The quality of development has already attracted numerous positive comments from local communities and is an attractive new addition to Northampton.

“We look forward to working alongside NHS partners to provide vitally-important services to patients in the months and years ahead.”

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