VINCI begins work on £100 m specialist hospital in Birmingham
VINCI Construction UK has started work on a new 14,728 m2 specialist hospital facility in Birmingham, which will provide acute care to private patients in the region, as well as providing extra capacity and access to specialist facilities for NHS patients.
Developed by Prime and funded by M&G, with additional investment coming from HCA UK, the 138-bed specialist hospital facility is being built on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus for a partnership between HCA Healthcare UK (HCA UK) and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust Foundation Trust (UHB).
The hospital will include a radiotherapy unit, and ‘state-of-the-art’ operating theatres. It will feature technology ‘to provide some of the most complex surgical and medical procedures and treatments’ across cancer, cardiology, neurology, hepatobiliary, and urology, orthopaedics, and stem cell transplantation.
VINCI Construction UK says the new hospital will give patients access to a level of acute private healthcare not currently available to the 500,000 people in the region who have private health insurance or want to self-pay for their care. Michael Roadnight, Regional director said: “This state-of-the-art specialist hospital will provide first class healthcare provision for patients in the region. We are delighted to have commenced construction works on this exciting project, which has provided the opportunity for VINCI Construction UK to add real value from our vast experience in the healthcare sector. The pre-construction phase has been based on collaboration with all stakeholders, and we look forward to working with HCA UK, Prime, UHB, and our partners during the construction phase and beyond.”
Prime secured planning permission for the eight-storey building in April 2018, with financial close achieved this February, moving the project forward into a construction phase expected to be completed in 2022.”