Enhancement of the existing Stanford Hall, The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre, with construction of new extensive state of the art health care facilities, predominantly funded by The Duke of Westminster.
Project Cost - £350m
Workforce – 500+
End Value – Immeasurable
Duration – 60 months
Status - Delivered
The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre – Stanford Hall
- Stanford Hall is a Grade 1 listed property, originally constructed in 1697 during the reign of William & Mary and is located between the borders of the counties of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire in the heart of England. The Hall is surrounded by 700 acres of private park and woodland.
The £350m Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC), at Stanford Hall, was opened in June 2018. The facility deals with military amputees and complex brain injuries.
Its proximity to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and the University of Birmingham Hospital Trust, the main receiving hospital for UK military casualties, facilitates the joint provision of care that is required during the complex rehabilitation pathway.
- Conversion of the existing Stanford Hall, with construction of new extensive state of the art health care facilities, predominantly funded by The Duke of Westminster. The works undertaken included the restoration of historic buildings and structures within the curtilage of Stanford Hall, which included the listed Tennis Pavilions, Sea Lion Pits, Pools and Diving Boards.
The Defence facility is a 21st century successor to Headley Court. It mirrors all of the service that Headley Court offered outstandingly for 70 years. The project focused on creating an entirely bespoke rehab facility to utilise modern rehabilitation techniques.
The facility now combines modern technology with proven therapy. Works included creating buildings and spaces especially designed to aid the healing process and deliver the specific functions of rehab medicine as known to exist in the present day. Project deliveries included the construction of gyms, a range of swimming and hydrotherapy pools, a gait lab and all the elements essential for its clinical purpose. That purpose includes rehabilitation of the most seriously injured members of the Armed Forces but also, importantly, returning those who have been injured in the course of training to work.
- The project timescale from commencement to completion took 5 years. At times during the project the trades and managerial workforce on-site reached above 500 ensuring delivery timescales were completed on budget and within deadlines.
The project cost, aligned with the budget set forth from initial planning, reached £350 million and delivered a state-of-the-art facility to modernise rehabilitation offered to injured armed forces personnel.
The DNRC adds a new chapter in Stanford Hall’s story, but it is one that is very much in keeping with the heritage of this unique site. Some of the great military buildings in Britain such as the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and RAF Cranwell, are remarkably similar to Stanford Hall’s stone-dressed red brick classical facades. The DNRC combines these related architectural traditions to create an environment that is familiar to Service personnel. The value of the estate, including all real estate is, quite literally, immeasurable.
The Alliance Fund controls the full vertical of development delivery to ensure quality and increase capitalisation for all participating shareholders. Appointed development partners hold a rather enviable track record of delivery value, being quite literally ‘Priceless’.