The Salford Bevan Intermediate Care Unit (IMU) is now almost half-way through the construction phase and the milestone was marked with a special ceremony to tighten a series of commemorative golden bolts on the steel frame.
The 60-bed step down unit is a purpose-built structure, which will support patients who no longer need to be in hospital but require further support before they return home.
A socially-distanced ceremony was held to mark the milestone at the Salford Bevan Intermediate Care Unit, on Stott Lane, near Salford Royal.
Construction company Galliford Try is working with DAY Project Management to build the care facility, which is owned by Salford Council. Salford Royal’s Intermediate care services, currently being run at The Limes, in Swinton, are scheduled to move into the building later this year.
Representatives from Galliford Try Building North West and the project team were joined by dignitaries from Salford City Council and Salford Royal at the bolt-tightening event.
Dr Pete Turkington, Chief Officer and Medical Director at Salford Royal, said: “It is great to see how much progress has been made on the site and to finally see the building take shape now the steel structure is in place.
“We are looking forward to officially opening this purpose-built unit to help support our patients before they return to independence in their own home.
Tracy Kelly, Deputy City Mayor, Councillor for Salford City Council, who led the event, said: “It’s been fantastic to see the new Bevan Intermediate Care Unit progress and celebrate its construction phase today. I am delighted for the people of Salford and beyond.”
Darren Parker, Managing Director for Galliford Try Building North West, added: “We are pleased with the excellent progress made on the Bevan Unit, and we are delighted to be able to mark what has been achieved so far with this event. We are now looking forward to pushing on and delivering a first-class facility for Salford Royal and the local community.”