BAM’s team of architects, engineers and construction professionals has started working with the trust on plans for several facilities including haematology, cancer and oncology and a cardiology research unit.
The trust’s professional team include architects Stretto, Stride Treglown, Avanti, engineering consultant BDP, WSP, Hoare Lea, Hulley & Kirkwood and QED.
MEPH contractors engaged to date are T Clarke and Briggs & Forester.
BAM has started work on its first scheme, a Cath Lab facility, which includes extending cardiology ward capacity with extensions to two existing wards. This aims to complete around September this year.
Carly Palmer, Associate Director for Capital at the trust, said: “Our five-year strategic and annual operational capital programmes will take in a wide range of construction schemes, from internal refurbishments, complex internal redesigns and new build developments.”
Dermot Parkinson, a veteran of several major healthcare schemes, is BAM’s lead for the UHBW schemes,
He said: “We are working now in a very constrained site with little space for storage and deliveries, and have to keep the hospital working of course while we are here.
“This means careful attention to such matters as access routes, which emphasises how important day-to-day understanding is across the project for us all. We are bringing our acknowledged experience and expertise to bear on this and have already established an excellent relationship with the trust which will serve these critical schemes well.”