The project team also includes, KKE providing architectural services and Andrew Scott as the main contractor.

A ground-breaking ceremony was celebrated with over 80 supporters of the charity and local dignitaries, including Prime Minister Theresa May.

Thames Hospice is a charity providing expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. They care for the physical, social and psychological needs of patients, not just the condition. Their highly skilled multidisciplinary team works with the patient, their family and carers, to develop a complete programme of care tailored to their individual needs.

The new facilities will include:

–  28 private inpatient rooms with en-suites and space for family to stay overnight

–  A dedicated family room where families can be together whilst still providing privacy for patients

–  A new day therapy centre (the Paul Bevan Centre) enable day service provision to be doubled

–  A new education centre supporting healthcare professionals and community partners

–  A gym (the Louis Baylis Gym) for patient rehabilitation

–  Open reception area and café

–  Eight acres of beautiful wheelchair friendly gardens

Mark Stevens, WWA Partner, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this project. Working with the client to deliver facilities that support the important work they do with individuals and their families, as well as the local community is incredibly rewarding”.