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Andrew Scott Is Main Construction Partner for St David’s Hospice Expansion

St David’s Hospice Care [1] is expanding their current care facility with a 15 bed specialist in-patient hospice, which will be linked to the main hospice building at Blackett Avenue, Newport.

The Welsh Government has provided £3m towards the project. It will be run by St David’s Hospice Care, working in partnership with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Newport City Council. The development commenced in January 2016 and is due for completion by January 2017. The photo (left) shows Emma Saysell MBE, Malgwyn Davies and Mark Drakeford, during the project’s ‘Turf Cutting’ event.

“St David’s Hospice Care is absolutely delighted to receive the news of the £3m funding support from the Welsh Government. The new Hospice will offer state-of-the-art patient and family led services, and ensure people can access the best possible palliative and end of life care, irrespective of their diagnosis.”
Emma Saysell MBE, Chief Executive of St. David’s Hospice Care

The new in-patient unit will provide en-suite bedrooms for palliative and respite care. Each room will benefit from its own private and covered terrace, with sliding glazed doors that open into the garden and terrace, offering the best views over the garden, looking towards the woods and countryside. Each room will have the flexibility to be individually heated and cooled. The bedrooms are all located on the main ground floor, with support areas including bathrooms, sluice rooms and clinical offices.


“This new in-patient unit will provide much needed care, and we at Andrew Scott Ltd are very proud to be St David’s construction partner.”
Mark Bowen, Managing Director, Andrew Scott Ltd

The scheme features all-new low-energy fittings and plant which will minimise demand on mains gas and electricity, achieving a 'Very Good' BREEAM rating.

The project’s consultants include:

  • Rhomco Consulting
  • KKE Architects
  • Structural Solutions
  • Whitehead Building Services


  1. St David’s Hospice Care supports people with life threatening illnesses, and their families, to face the challenges of reaching the end of their lives with dignity and respect. Their mission is to provide and continue to develop a free and comprehensive palliative care service of excellence throughout Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and within South and Mid Powys for patients, their families and carers facing an incurable and progressive life-limiting  illness. The hospice is committed to providing bespoke, individual care for all their patients and their families, supporting them at the most difficult time in their lives.

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