The Nottingham firm, which is currently helping Cygnet Health Care to build a £9.8 million mental health hospital in Coventry, has also been appointed as the civil and structural engineer for care service’s 65-bed hospital in Kent.
Cygnet Hospital Maidstone will be located on a two-acre plot at the proposed Kent Medical Campus on Bearsted Road, Maidstone and work is due to get underway on site in September, with the hospital’s first admissions expected in January 2018.
Working alongside London-based Tangram Architects, BSP Consulting engineers have undertaken the full civil and structural design for the scheme, which will feature three principal wards, plus eight individual step-down flats, as well as therapeutic, clinical and recreational facilities, and ancillary/support accommodation. These will be set within a building floor plan totalling 5,300 square metres and constructed over three levels.
BSP director Carl Hilton said: “We are excited about being involved directly for the client on this hospital project as it is a sector in which we have significant strength and had identified for expansion. The site is one of the first significant medical park developments to occur in the UK, and is therefore a high-profile development.
“It is the latest in a number of Cygnet healthcare projects that BSP has been involved in, and is an endorsement of the civil and structural engineering services that BSP provides.”