Following months of planning and preliminary work, construction work is now underway on our much-anticipated Compton Care Coordination Centre.
The building, funded in part by a £1.6 million donation from members of the Transport & General Workers Union of the former Goodyear Tyre Plant, will be constructed at our Compton Hall site on Compton Road West.
The Coordination Centre, which is estimated to take 12 months to complete, will enable us to better coordinate care and support services for local people diagnosed with incurable illnesses from one central location.
Compton Care CEO Claire Marshal commented: “This is an incredibly exciting phase of our Compton Care journey with the new build helping us to provide extraordinary care to our patients and families.
“The Centre will enable us to coordinate our services from one central point creating a more responsive service for our patients and their families, eventually providing 24/7 advice and support for patients, carers and referrers.
“None of this would be possible without the incredible generosity of the members of the Transport & General Workers Union Benevolent Fund. They are funding so much more than a building, they are funding the opportunity for local people who have been diagnosed with an incurable illness to access the extraordinary care, encouragement and support they need in order to live their best life possible. Words cannot express how grateful and appreciative we all are.”
Talking of his delight to see construction work get underway, Chairman of the Transport & General Workers Union Cyril Barrett commented: “The Trustees and management committee are absolutely delighted to see the start of our cornerstone project, creating a proud living legacy to all of the ex-members of the fund.
“This is the People’s Project, supporting Compton Care has been championed by all members since day one. We hope all of the members and their families will feel a sense of pride over the next 12 months as our dream will become a reality.
“The Coordination Centre will leave a long and lasting positive legacy, supporting the people of Wolverhampton and the Black Country. The members of the Benevolent fund were community spirited, caring people. This project says everything about them.
“On behalf of the Trustees and management committee of the fund, I want to thank them and their families. This is your project.”
Construction work will be carried out by BAM Construct UK.
News and progress updates throughout the duration of the build process will be available on our website.