Procure Partnerships Framework Contractor Partners Galliford Try are making progress on a programme of New Build works with the construction of an ambulance hub on behalf of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. This new ambulance hub will replace four existing bases and will improve staff, office, training, and parking facilities.
This Blue Light Project was procured via the Procure Partnerships North West Framework under a two stage call-off procedure.
Sustainability is becoming more important for public sector organisations, and it is Galliford Try’s goal to complete a building as close to carbon-neutral as possible, gas-free and highly insulated. It will include LED lighting, triple glazing, Air Source Heat Pumps (for heat and hot water), solar power, and a building management system (BMS) for smart building environment control.
Additionally, Galliford Try recently welcomed students from Gateway Academy and Waterloo Primary to the site. Students and teaching staff enjoyed a full site briefing and were also able to the leave their mark by signing the steel frame. North West Ambulance paramedics were also on hand to answer questions and provide short tours of their emergency vehicles.
The project is due to complete in early 2023.
Darren Parker, Managing Director at Galliford Try North West, Commented: “Securing and commencing project delivery on the new Blackpool Ambulance Hub is very positive news for Galliford Try as we continue to build our profile in the health & blue light sector across the North West region”
Karen Hudson Assistant Headteacher of Waterloo Primary Academy, Commented:
“Many thanks to all concerned, our children certainly had an afternoon to remember. It was made even more memorable by spending time with the paramedics on site and by being given the opportunity for pupils at Waterloo Primary Academy to make their mark on the exposed steel works and leave a lasting legacy on the building.”
Gene Quinn, Head of Service for Cumbria and Lancashire, Commented: “Following the months of preparatory work, it’s exciting to see work beginning on-site. While it will seem like an end of an era for many, the future is very exciting, especially for the staff who will benefit from the new modern work environment when it is completed.’’