Work on a brand new £11.5m building at one of Lancashire's hospitals began on Thursday.

The new unit, which is to be completed by October 2021, will deliver improved clinical services to patients at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, who require treatment on their eyes,

Interserve Construction, who were awarded the contract, will facilitate the building of the unit, which when finished, will offer new day-care theatres and ophthalmology services, providing patients with a choice of location, and access to state-of-the-art facilities as well as increasing theatre capacity on the site.

Divisional director at Interserve Construction, Phil Shaw, said: “Interserve Construction’s appointment on this project is a real testament to the expertise within our team.

"It also reflects Interserve’s excellent track record in delivering some of the best NHS facilities in the UK, where have demonstrated our capabilities on major landmark projects including the Christies Proton Beam Therapy in Manchester and the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Liverpool.”