Work will start immediately to deliver a £6m office block which is required to enable delivery of the main works.
The main programme, which will complete in 2019 includes a new £80m ‘Hot Block’ for all critical care, surgery and other complex care procedures, replacing several wards and the site’s energy centre and completely refurbishing the Emergency Department.
A key element of the scheme is to improve public facilities which includes expanding the car park provision which will improve the patients’ experience when at the hospital.
The scheme will be delivered by Galliford Try’s Northern Home Counties business unit from its newly opened base in Luton, from where it is already working on several significant schemes such as the new Ibis Hotel and cycle park at Cambridge station as part of the CB1 redevelopment, and carrying out works at Stansted airport under the Manchester Airport Group framework.
Peter Truscott, chief executive of Galliford Try, said: “This prestigious scheme is one of the largest on the ProCure21+ framework and is a fantastic win for our business.
“Galliford Try has a growing presence in the healthcare market and this is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate our capability in delivering complex public sector healthcare projects.”