July 5, 2018 News

Compton Care appoints BAM to build £2.5m Care Co-ordination Centre

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Wolverhampton-based charity Compton Care has named BAM Construction as the company that will build its much-anticipated Care Coordination Centre.

The Centre, which is being funded in majority by a donation from former members of the Unite Union Goodyear Wolverhampton branch, will allow the charity to effectively coordinate its services from one central point in order to create a more responsive service for people living with complex and incurable conditions.

BAM was selected as the successful company from a series of applications submitted through the ProCure22 (P22) –a Construction Procurement Framework for the Public Sector.

Claire Marshall, Chief Executive at Compton Care, commented:

“The team at Compton Care have been overwhelmed with the quality of the applications to construct our beloved Care Coordination Centre and are so grateful to all those who showed an interest in the project. Following a rigorous process, we are delighted to announce that BAM has been selected to be our contractor for the project.

“The finalists in the tender process met the specifications of professionalism, quality and experience of complex construction but BAM’s application stood out for their eagerness to work in partnership with the Compton Care team to achieve the best results.

“We have two primary challenges with the project; our historical Compton Hall site, where the Coordination Centre will be built is precious to us and our community and we will be maintaining our services on site throughout the project. BAM demonstrated they understood both those factors and the need to work together to manage those challenges as well as build a beautiful Coordination Centre. We can’t wait to get started on this project, which will enhance the care and support we offer our patients and their families.”

The Care Coordination Centre is being funded in its majority by a £1.5 million donation from ex-Goodyear workers. Speaking of his pride at seeing the donation being brought to the life through the construction of the Coordination Centre, Unite Union Goodyear branch Chairman Cyril Barrett commented:

“The members of the 5/344 Transport and General Workers Union Benevolent Fund wanted, from day one, to make Compton Care our flagship charity project. The reaction we have had to-date from the members has been incredibility positive. They feel a great sense of pride in this project. It is a fitting lasting legacy to every person that has been a member of the fund since 1985. It is ex Goodyear Union members supporting Compton Care – a charity that is dear to all our hearts. The Trustees and management committee feel a great sense of pride in seeing this project becoming a reality.”

Construction work is expected to begin on the Community Coordination Centre in July.

David Barr, Construction Manager for BAM, said:

“We’re are very much looking forward to working with our all our partners at Compton Care, to create this much-needed facility. Selecting BAM to deliver it is a vote of confidence in our experienced team, and we will bring our customary positive attitude and professionalism to it.”

The Community Coordination Centre forms part of Compton’s strategy to make its services more accessible to people living with complex and incurable conditions reaching people earlier in their diagnosis and providing care for longer. The Coordination Centre will provide a facility in which the charity will coordinate referrals to its extensive range of services including care in the home, inpatient care, day care facilities and emotional, spiritual and social care. With all services being coordinated from one central point the centre will create a single point of access making it easier for patients, families, carers and healthcare professionals to access support from Compton Care.

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