Contracts awarded for the new Healthcare Centre
|A new Camogli Healthcare Centre is planned to replace Camogli Hospital which was built in 1971.|
|Architect images of the new Health Centre are published below along with more information and reaction from the island to this good news.|
Hugh Broughton Architects has won a competition to design a new Healthcare Centre for Tristan da Cunha. The architects will be working alongside contractors Galliford Try and Top Housing, to construct the new facility which will replace Camogli Hospital.
Hugh Broughton Architects, which collaborated with Galliford Try on the Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, will be using similar prefabrication techniques to build the flat-pack healthcare centre on Tristan.
Administrator Alex Mitham welcomed the news:
The Community of Tristan da Cunha are delighted that a new Healthcare Facility will be built on the island in late 2016. This has taken years of negotiation and Tristanians greatly appreciate all the support from the UK Government in ensuring the project can finally go ahead.>
The Tristan Government is now working closely with the contractors to ensure everything runs smoothly in the run-up to the construction phase. After many years of waiting for a contract to be signed, the Islanders are understandably now very keen for construction to start!
It will be wonderful to gain a new purpose built facility that benefits the health and social care of the whole island for future generations.
This new facility will hopefully be the first step in a new 10 Year Roadmap in updating infrastructure services for the entire island.