Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Hospital contracts finally to be agreed
Published 06/03/14



CONTRACTS for the redevelopment of Townlands Hospital in Henley are expected to be agreed on Thursday.

NHS Property Services will hold a board meeting in Cambridge when the £8.7 million “health campus” should be approved.

Developer Amber Solutions for Care and its building contractor Vinci Construction will then be able to move on site.

Town councillor Ian Reissmann, who chairs the Townlands Steering Group, said the signing of the contracts was “very good news” for the project, which has suffered nine separate delays and should have been completed more than three years ago.

He said the building work on the 18-bed hospital and 64-bed care home was expected to take 108 weeks so the new hospital should be open in May 2016.

Councillor Reissmann said the work of his group was not finished.

He said: “There is a period of construction in which we need to make sure services are maintained and the effects of this large development are kept to a minimum.

“We will make sure that the community and the developer are talking to each other, which will be important as there are still a few loose ends to be tied up, such as the arts and other social aspects and landscaping. The final details of the roundabout at Mount View are also incomplete.

“For now we can all feel happy that the promised progress is being made and hopefully we are nearly there.”

The hospital was most recently delayed in November as NHS Property Services needed more time to agree costs with contractors. The company took over the project from NHS Oxfordshire in April after the abolition of primary care trusts.

The hospital was also delayed earlier in 2013 after Aviva stalled on releasing a £7 million loan towards the cost. In 2010 the project’s entire procurement plan had to be scrapped due to the risk of legal challenges.

The development will also include a new Sue Ryder hospice, which will move from Nettlebed, a care home to replace Chilterns End and 44 homes for staff.


Published 06/03/14

MOST POPULAR
The charming codebreaker
Video: Don't like Mondays? Let's Rewind...
Peer pays £400,000 for village pub
Local A-level results mirror national trend
Gillotts celebrates best ever GCSE results
Three businesses shut as another moves in
Charity rowers stop off for a bacon sandwich
Worldwide debut for fastest ever supercharged Range Rover Sport
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Baton passed in Source to Sea relay
A blooming good year for flower show
Re-opening date set for Whitchurch Bridge
Most residents support M&S development
The penalty points capital of England
Rewind promoter forgives blue Bob
Stonor’s chapel to star in Songs of Praise
Down, but not downhearted
Owners bid to raise homes to prevent flooding
Goring portrait painter wins award
Queues of traffic on hill ‘are deliberate’
Hurley burly on the river
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Henley's winning run ends at High Wycombe
Peppard Stoke Row clinches promotion
Welsh visitors have edge in close encounter
Carp haul wins it for Shillitto
Single winning rink enough for victory
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717