STRUCTURE: Building work has begun on a mental health facility in Leigh as part of 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust.

The facility is expected to be ready by mid-June, Simon Barber, chair of the project board, has said.

It will have separate male and female acute wards, a mixed psychiatric intensive care units, a gym and staff accommodation.

Mr Barber added: “The £19m loan has been secured with the signing of the facility agreement by the secretary of state for health. The interest rate is fixed for the duration of the loan at 2.28 per cent.”