Alexander Devine hospice build on track for September start date

Alexander Devine hospice build on track for September start date

Emma Billingham

Alexander Devine hospice build on track for September start date

Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service has announced today that plans are on track to begin building the Woodlands Park based hospice in late September.

The charity, which has been aiming for a £5million fundraising target to build the first children's hospice in Berkshire has also released plans of how the first floor of the 'home from home' will look.

The first floor plans of the hospice

Co-founder and CEO Fiona Devine said: “This is such an amazing year for our local charity and I am delighted that we are looking to start the build process late September time.

“It has been a very busy time working with our build team, planning the detail for the commencement for the build.  Both sets of quantity surveyors are in second stage of our tender process. Applications have now gone out to the market place, the data is being analysed for best price, best quality and value for money. Once all the information has been collated the inauguration of the works will begin.”

A 3D CGI view of the site

The hospice is expected to be able to provide care for more than 600 children with a life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in Berkshire and their families.

The Alexander’s Care Team will be based in the hospice but will also continue to offer the flexibility of care in children’s own homes.

The hospice will offer day and overnight care.

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