30 June 2015
The building of a new adult hospice in Cambridge took a major step forward yesterday with the laying of a commemorative stone marking the start of construction work.
An Act of Dedication, conducted by the Bishop of Ely, took place at the site of the new £10.5 million hospice for the Arthur Rank Hospice charity in Shelford Bottom.
When the 24-bed facility is completed in the autumn of 2016, the hospice will offer patients a more spacious, attractive and therapeutic environment with better facilities and increased service capacity.
More than 40 people attended the event including Sir Hugh Duberly, Patron of the new hospice appeal, Stuart Evans, the charity’s Chair of Trustees, Louise Knights from LSI Architects and William Barnes, Chairman of Barnes Construction.
The event was also attended by Steve Barry, Managing Director and David Clark, Director of Munro Building Services who will be working with Barnes Construction to deliver the Mechanical & Electrical installation works.