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Kier wins contract for £97m project

Kier Construction has been awarded the contract to build a £97million hospital unit.

The building firm has offices in Quedgeley and has been involved in a string of major projects in the county, including the ongoing work to build a new doctors' surgery and car park at Gloucester Quays.

The latest project is for an ambulatory care and diagnostics centre at the Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham.

Work on the four-storey complex for the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is due to start this summer.

The 18,000sq metre building will include 120 consultation rooms, 26 specialist audiology and ear, nose and throat rooms, ultrasound and X-ray rooms plus CT and MTI scanners.

The new unit is due to be completed in 2022 and is expected to care for half a million patients a year.

Kier Regional Building Central managing director Mark Pausey said: "The new facility will provided patients with first-class facilities and modernised healthcare services.

"We have worked with NHS Trusts across the country and we look forward to bringing this expertise to the project."

Kier is currently working on a £98million transformation of Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot.

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