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Construction starts on new £18m Cygnet Health Care hospital in Maidstone

Kent Medical Campus

Kent Medical Campus

Work has started on a new £18m private mental health hospital by Cygnet Health Care at Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone.

Following the completion of a new access road last year, Cygnet Health Care can now begin building their new 65 bed facility, which will be on the same site as the KIMS Hospital (Kent Institute of Surgery and Medicine) just off junction 7 of the M20. 

The new facility will form part of the next phase of the Kent Medical Campus, which commercial property agents JLL hope will become a medical research hub rivalling Oxford and Cambridge.

Gary Watson of JLL, said: "The completion of the second spine road opens up the site and will enable us to attract other companies.

“The road, and arrival of Cygnet Health Care, are important steps on our journey to creating a home for 4,000 people to work and making Kent Medical Campus a place for forward-thinking businesses in health, science and education.”

Kent Medical Campus will officially become part of the North Kent Enterprise Zone in April 2017, meaning financial incentives will be available to businesses moving to the site.

Cllr Fran Wilson, leader of MBC, said: “The Kent Medical Campus represents one of Maidstone’s key employment assets.

"With the creation of thousands of highly skilled and well paid jobs over the next 10 years and its status as an Enterprise Zone it will play a vital role in the borough’s economic development strategy.

“Whilst economic growth is undoubtedly important I am particularly pleased that a new state of the art mental health facility is being brought to Maidstone which will provide much needed expertise and support to the borough.”

When complete, the 30-acre Kent Medical Campus will provide 98,000 sq m of accommodation for medical and life-science companies, specialist residential and rehabilitation care, with the aspiration for higher education level training facilities for the medical and healthcare professions.

 

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