The contractor has been chosen to deliver a partial refurbishment and partial new build design and build project worth around £15 million, as part of a total project cost of around £20 million.
The Accident and Emergency and Medical Admissions Unit will be completely reworked by BAM which will improve the delivery of services and layout for patients. The company will also deliver a new 24-bed Critical Care Unit.
The phasing of the works will be managed so that the new build will be delivered first and hosts the A&E department whilst the existing building is refurbished, before the Critical Care Unit is established for its permanent home.
Taylor Young are the architects, bringing together the team that delivered on a dozen projects at Christie’s Hospital in Manchester. The construction team will be lead by Rob Bailey, who project managed BAM’s works at Glan Clwyd Hospital recently.
Mr Bailey said: “We’re planning to start on site in Spring 2012. This is a challenging build in a built-up area on one of the largest hospital sites in the country. The development will increase the existing footprint by around 3,500 sq metres. The new building will be situated between two existing buildings over two floors with a plant room. We’re delighted to be the preferred bidder and we’re working closely with the user departments to progress the detailed design for the scheme.”