COMMERCIAL: Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust has awarded the contract for building its £34m single room development to construction firm BAM.

Work on the three-storey centre, which will have 112 singlke rooms with en-duite facilities, will start on March 5 and is scheduled to finish by the end of Autumn 2013.

The building will replace wards 1 to 5.

Chairman Ros Wyke said: “This is excellent news for the people of Taunton and Somerset and confirms Musgrove Park’s position as a major centre for complex surgical work.  I am delighted that we have appointed our contractors and that work will be starting shortly.”