Design team unveiled for £600m Leeds hospital plans

Grant Prior 3 years ago
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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed BDP to lead the architectural design of its £600m Hospitals of the Future programme.

The current Leeds General Infirmary - Great George Street building
The current Leeds General Infirmary - Great George Street building

BDP will now work-up designs for a new state-of-the-art adults’ hospital and a new home for Leeds Children’s Hospital.

The Leeds Trust has also appointed WSP as its Civil and Structural Designer to work on the project along with Ove Arup as the Client Civil and Structural Technical Advisor.  WSP has also been appointed as the Mechanical and Electrical Designer providing specialist Net Zero/Sustainability and Digital Design Advice.

Mott MacDonald has been appointed as the Client Mechanical and Electrical Technical Adviser also providing Sustainability and Digital Advice, with Arcadis appointed as Cost Managers on the project.

BDP’s first design concepts propose a circular hospital structure that is shaped like the contours of the Yorkshire fells and dales, with a large island garden and play deck at its centre.

Simon Worthington, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s Director of Finance said: “Our brief to designers was to create new hospitals that provide us with  the best clinical design solutions, and all through this process we have involved those who know our hospitals best – our patients, clinicians and healthcare staff who work there every day – and we’ll be engaging with them again as we move towards finalising our proposals with the design team.

“The designs are currently concept designs and will be subject to on-going detailed design development through patient, family and staff engagement during the next 12-18 months as the final design detail of the new hospitals for Leeds are finalised”.

Andrew Smith, head of healthcare at BDP, said: “We are delighted to work with LTHT to bring this concept to life.  By applying our experience in designing the best healthcare facilities around the globe we are delivering a healthy and thoughtful hospital design for Leeds that looks to the future of best practice and innovation.”

The Trust hopes to build the new hospitals by 2026 and is looking to share its experience of working in areas such as standardisation, digital technology, sustainability and modern methods of construction.

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