With the structure complete at AECC’s new rehabilitation centre, we celebrated the occasion last Thursday with a traditional Topping Out Ceremony.
Vice Chancellor, Professor Lesley Haig, laid a brick at the front porch of the building, and key AECC team members, Dorset LEP and local press were toured around the new Boscombe facility. Julie Currin, CEO, detailed the range of new services which will be available to the local community from September 2022.
The centre will provide nine treatment rooms and a large multi-zoned physical rehabilitation space to help people get back to health and mobility after injury or illness. It’s environmentally friendly (to BREEAM Very Good status), utilising sustainable materials and including a green roof and solar panels, bat and bird boxes on the exterior.
Professor Lesley Haig, vice chancellor of AECC University College, said: “This is a state-of-the-art facility and a flagship development that will make AECC University College one of the national leaders in health sciences education and care – with its heart in the community of Boscombe. Through our facilities the community receives access to practising clinicians across a wide range of healthcare professions, and our students get to learn and practise with cutting-edge technology. This provides a truly inspiring environment in which to delivery excellent education, clinical care and applied research.
Richard Holmes, Mildren’s Construction Director said: “We are delighted to reach this point in the build, able to walk people through the new facility to really see it taking shape. Works are progressing well with completion due in Summer 2022. We now look forward to other key milestones in this exciting project.”
Big congratulations to all involved.