The contractor has reached financial close with the Birmingham & Solihull Local Improvement Finance Trust (BaS LIFT) to build what will be the first integrated, stand-alone dental hospital and dental school to be built in the UK for almost 40 years..
Birmingham’s existing dental hospital at St Chad's Circus will relocate and be combined with the University of Birmingham's school of dentistry at the new site.
The new building has been designed by One Creative Environments for Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, together with its partners BaS LIFT, the University of Birmingham and Calthorpe Estates. It was granted detailed planning permission in December 2012.
It will cover 15,465 sqm over four storeys.
Sean Bowles, managing director of Galliford Try Central said: “We thank all our partners for their hard work and determination to see this project through to this point where we can begin construction. We are proud to play our part in providing these excellent new facilities for the benefit of the students who pass through the doors and the wider community in the West Midlands.”