Working alongside main contractor Interserve, the international support services and construction group, SES is providing full mechanical and electrical (M&E) services to deliver a purpose-built, state of the art clinical facility for the Armed Forces when it becomes operational in 2018.
The concept for the national facility recognises that rehabilitation of those disabled and unable to work in civilian life is a major policy area within Government and that the expertise that exists within Defence medicine could be shared for the benefit of the Nation as a whole.
Stanford Hall includes not only a 21st century version of Headley Court in Surrey, but also the potential to develop a national clinical rehabilitation facility to benefit the general population.
The new location was a strategic decision to ensure proximity to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where returning armed forces personnel are initially treated and also to provide easy access for services personnel and their families from around the UK.
SES is also working with the Career Transition Partnership, which helps to resettle ex-military personnel into new employment roles, to provide employment opportunities to former servicemen and women during the project.
Mark Green, DNRC Project Director, Interserve commented:
“SES has worked closely with Interserve and the clients team to develop value driven solutions that not only meet the clients requirements but will provide a facility that will be both environmentally friendly and cost effective to run.”
The Defence establishment will be operated by the Ministry of Defence when it opens in 2018.