Construction of the £9 million business unit for independent hospital group Spire Healthcare is underway at Worcester Six Business Park.
Spire Healthcare is the UK’s largest private hospital provider and the expansion into the business park is set to create up to 60 new jobs.
Worcestershire County Council Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, Dr Ken Pollock, said: “With work starting on construction of this new building for Spires Healthcare, you can really start to see Worcester Six take shape and move forward.
“Work is already well underway for Kimal’s new headquarters and with the recently announced expansion for Material Solutions, it puts the Worcester Six Business Park firmly on the map for other potential businesses who are after an amazing location.”
Spire Healthcare is already a major employer in Worcestershire with a hospital at South Bank in Worcester and The Spire Clinic in Droitwich. The new site, along with the National Distribution Centre at Stonebridge Cross in Droitwich, will house supply chain and facilities support for its clinical operations for the two Worcestershire sites and other hospitals across the UK.
Mat Mason, Group Supply Chain Director at Spire Healthcare, said: “This represents the next stage of our evolution, building upon the solid supply chain and infrastructure that is already in place, which has served the business well for the past 10 years. These are exciting times for all involved and will open the next chapter of the Spire supply chain so we can continue to provide a first class customer service to the Spire Healthcare Group.”
Gary Woodman, chief executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, added: “Worcester Six is really beginning to take shape with Spire Healthcare becoming the second tenant to begin construction of their headquarters. The high profile investment opportunity has generated a large amount of interest, and Spire Healthcare is a really exciting addition to the site which will enable the local economy to prosper.”
Stoford Developments, who are developing the business park on behalf of local partners Worcestershire County Council, Wychavon District Council and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, has confirmed that work on the new unit is planned to be completed next spring with Spire moving in shortly after.
Pictured: (from left) Shawn Riley, inward investment manager at Wychavon District Council; Mat Mason, group supply chain director at Spire Healthcare; Nigel Hudson, of Worcestershire County Council; Gerard Ludlow, director of Stoford Developments; Martin Head, director of A&H Construction; Councillor Linda Robinson, leader of Wychavon District Council; Simon Houldsworth, contracts manager at A&H Construction and Gary Woodman, chief executive of Worcester LEP, at the launch of work on the Spire Healthcare development in Worcester.