UK property group Kier has been awarded a four-year contract worth £63m for the redevelopment of Birmingham Women’s Hospital for Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.
The P21+ project will involve major refurbishment and new build work to create a gynaecology ambulatory care unit, expand the maternity unit and provide new in-patient accommodation of 100% single rooms. A clinical block will also be constructed.
Redevelopment work is expected to take place in various phases, starting later this year.
Following consultation with staff, women and their families, designs for the new block are set to be developed by Kier.
Birmingham Women’s Hospital will remain operational during the refurbishment.
Kier framework manager Robbie Blackhurst said: "We have extensive experience in the delivery of healthcare schemes through long-term partnerships, having been awarded over 50 projects through the P21+ framework in the past four years, and we are pleased to be working with a new client, Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, to develop an equally successful collaborative relationship.
"By 2019 this important project will see existing accommodation replaced with the fit-for-purpose spaces and infrastructure needed to deliver modern healthcare."
Birmingham Women’s Hospital chief executive Ros Keeton said: "We have been delivering healthcare services for women and families, not just in Birmingham and the West Midlands but nationally and internationally, from our present site since 1968.
"This development will provide us with modern facilities so we can continue to deliver the very best healthcare and meet the rising demand for our services."
Expected to be fully complete early in 2019, the scheme will enable the hospital to handle more number of deliveries, while increasing the number of neonatal cots.
Image: Birmingham Women’s Hospital. Photo: courtesy of Oosoom.