Colchester Diagnostics Centre Starts on Site

17th Feb 2017

Work has started on Colchester Hospital Diagnostics centre; a multi-million pound project for Colchester Hospital University NHS Trust (CHUFT). The development is one of a number of projects we are currently delivering for Alliance Medical, who are Europe's leading independent provider of imaging services.

The new building will initially house two MRI scanners, with a third to be installed at a later point. It will also contain a PET-CT scanner, which is used for cancer diagnosis. The scanners and associated facilities will replace the current setup whereby diagnostic centres are predominantly provided by mobile scanners that are only available two day per week. The building will also house CHUFT's nuclear medicine department. The two-storey diagnostic centre is due to open spring 2018, and will bring faster diagnoses and reduced journey times for patients across the region. 

The design team for the project consists of Stride Treglown Architects, Keystone Engineering and NDY, whilst RG Carter have been appointed to undertake the works. We were delighted to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the project last week.