Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to move key services to Whiteknights campus
Release Date 03 October 2016
Berkshire Healthcare has signed a deal to move key services to the University of Reading. The agreement will see Berkshire Healthcare take over 12,000 square feet of space in the Reading Science and Technology Centre in 2017.
The agreement will see the redevelopment of part of the Science and Technology centre for use by the Berkshire Healthcare during 2017, and will enable a range of academic partnerships to be co-located alongside their services. Existing partnerships between the Trust and the University include the Berkshire Memory Clinic working closely with Pharmacy academics, and the Anxiety and Depression in Young People Centre (AnDY).
Chris Reeve, the University's Property Services Director said: "We're pleased to have such a significant partner join us in the heart of the University's health and life sciences quarter at Whiteknights. We've been working closely with the Berkshire Healthcare to identify this opportunity and we look forward to their presence on campus, and our growing partnership."
David Townsend, Chief Operating Officer at Berkshire Healthcare said: "Caring about our patients is our top priority and these facilities will create a better environment to deliver the right care in the right places. Furthermore it makes the best use of our resources and will ultimately save costs.”
Edmund Smith of the University's Estates and Facilities team further commented: "It is common sense to have our two organisations work closely on property matters, and this letting is a culmination of our respective estates teams working together for over a year. The Trust and University share strong links in which this co-location will build on."