Forest of Dean Community Hospital


Forest of Dean Community Hospital

Speller Metcalfe has been contracted to construct the new community hospital at Cinderford in the Forest of Dean.

The £26 million project is being delivered on behalf of Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

A 24-bed-in-patient unit is included in the two-storey hospital alongside provision for X-ray, dental and other key services.

The multi-million-pound community facility aims to replace, expand and improve the existing medical services across Cinderford and Lydney.

A range of measures are in place to improve energy efficiency and lower the environmental impact of the building, which is being constructed to the sustainable BREEAM standard. The building will be immersed into the surrounding forest environment through its positioning lower into the ground and the grey and green cladding.

Over 100 new native trees will be planted by the end of the project to extend the dormouse habitat and ecologically friendly lighting will be used at the hospital entrance to avoid disrupting the existing bat flight path.

The project was procured through the Gloucestershire County Councils Major Construction Works Framework.

Works are set to complete in late 2023.