Consultant project manager on the construction of St Barnabas House hospice on a site of archaeological importance
Planning has been approved for the £13.5m redevelopment of St Barnabas House hospice on a site of archaeological importance in Worthing.
Property and construction consultant Robinson Low Francis (RLF) will project manage the scheme, with engineering and environmental consultant Gifford providing archaeological advice, and civil, structural and environmental engineering services.
The hospice will be situated half a mile from its current site.
Trial investigations on the site have revealed Neolithic, Bronze Age and Roman remains, which will be excavated by archaeologists before building work begins in early 2009. The hospice is due for completion in 2010.
The new hospice will have 20 beds, compared to the present 15. There will also be specialist therapy rooms, improved facilities for day hospice patients and greatly enhanced gardens.
Nigel Rippon, associate partner at RLF in Brighton, said: “We are already working on a wide variety of projects in Sussex and we are delighted to be involved with a scheme that will have such a significant impact for the local community.”