Ipswich/ Bury St Edmunds: Barnes Construction completes £500,000 extension at West Suffolk Hospital

The new Clinical Decisions Unit West Suffolk Hospital, built by Barnes Construction.

The new Clinical Decisions Unit West Suffolk Hospital, built by Barnes Construction. - Credit: Archant

Ipswich-based Barnes Construction has completed work on a new Clinical Decisions Unit alongside the Accident and Emergency Department at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

The £500,000 extension, which was designed by KLH Architects, from Sproughton, near Ipswich, is due to become fully operational in the New Year.

The completion of the contract brings the value of work carried out by Barnes at the hospital this year to around £3.5million, also including a part-refurbishment of the A&E Department and a £1.5m re-roofing project.

The re-roofing schem involved two phases of work where existing roof coverings were replaced and new insulation, fascia boards, parapets and rainwater goods were installed.

A third phase of this project is due to commence on site during 2015 with further phases to follow over the coming years.

Barnes also completed work in October on improving the façade at the hospital. This involved the refurbishment of the three main entrance canopies with new roofing and fascias, lighting and visitor signage. In addition, the front wall of the hospital was redecorated.

Nick Fayers, managing director of Barnes Construction, said: “We have worked on a number of construction schemes at West Suffolk Hospital over the years.

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“As a result we have established a strong and honest working relationship - those we work with know we go the extra mile to deliver on time and to budget, and that we have the experience to work sensitively within a challenging environment.”