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Ground broken for new purpose-built Surrey hospice

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Main contractor Beard Construction has broken ground on a new 3,700m2 hospice in Farnham in Surrey.

The project, worth £11.9M, will see Beard build the brand-new Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice that will provide a full range of services including critical end of life care.

It will include a low level, single storey building, which consists of 18 bedrooms with ensuite wet rooms. Each room will have bi-fold doors, which will open out into the courtyard or surrounding gardens. This will be supported by specialist suites for education, wellbeing and exercise.

Tom Jenkinson, Beard’s Guildford Director, said: “Many of our team here live locally, so they are really enthusiastic about the difference this building will make to the local community. We are thrilled to be involved in this build, and look forward to seeing it as it emerges from this ground-breaking event. It’s a great opportunity to utilise our expertise and experience in building high-quality, specialist healthcare facilities across the region and further afield.”

Sarah Church, Chief Executive of Phyllis Tuckwell, added: “Around 17,000 people had been cared for on our In-Patient Unit, let alone the many thousands of others cared for at home, since the hospice was launched. As demand increases, this new chapter in our history means we will be able to care for many more thousands of local residents who will need us in the years to come. Given Beard’s reputation and experience in the sector, they are a tremendous fit to build our brand-new hospice.”

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