The client is Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust (SUHT).
Kier is one of six companies appointed to the government’s ProCure21+ framework and has been contracted by SUHT as principal supply chain partner to deliver the works, which will be carried out over the next five years and are worth up to £28m.
The initial planned scope of works includes reconfiguration of the adult emergency department, construction of a new resuscitation unit, development of an existing area to create a new children’s emergency department, and provision of a new radiopharmacy unit. Design is now in progress and work is scheduled to begin on site this autumn. Work will be carried out in phased sections to keep hospital services operating with minimal disruption.
Future planned work under the framework includes theatre and ward improvement programmes as well as the creation of a haematology day unit, a teenage & young adult unit, a radiotherapy theatre and linear accelerator, a cardiovascular ward and a paediatric intensive care unit.
Kier Southern director Martin Orr said: “Kier Southern already has a well-established relationship with Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust having delivered a series of minor works and two major schemes over the past four years at Southampton General Hospital.
“We look forward to continuing this successful working partnership to ensure that SUHT has access to a first-class delivery team to provide excellent facilities to the people it serves for the next five years and beyond.”