I&G to build UK's 'first of its kind’ motor neurone facility

Yorkshire-based construction firm, I&G, part of the wider Sewell Group, has been appointed by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to build the new Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease on the Seacroft Hospital site in Leeds – the UK’s first of its kind.

The new facility will bring a much-needed resource to the region, and see all MND services housed under one roof for the first time. Named after rugby league legend, Rob Burrow CBE, who campaigns for MND after being diagnosed with the condition in 2019, the centre will be funded by Leeds Hospitals Charity, which has been fundraising to bring Rob’s vision to life.

Made possible through the rigorous fundraising efforts across the UK, the building will be constructed using Modern Methods of Construction, with structurally insulated panels (SIPs) manufactured off site and erected in position, allowing a quicker, more efficient, and more environmentally-friendly process than a traditional build.

The design of the building is intended to create a sense of community and an environment that meets the needs of patients, families and staff. As well as clinical areas and treatment rooms, the building will include a central space where people can come together, along with reading and quiet spaces, as well as activity, dining, and outdoor areas.

The new facility is the next in a series of buildings that that I&G is delivering in conjunction with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, which includes the new Seacroft Community Diagnostic Centre.

Richard Noble, associate director, Estate Strategy and Development at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We’ve worked with I&G on several projects over recent years and we know they have a track record of delivering high quality schemes at pace, so we can’t wait for them to get started and see this much-needed facility come to life.”

Work is due to start on site in the coming weeks, subject to planning approval.

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