A Carillion Joint Venture, The Hospital Company, was selected as preferred bidder by the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust to create the hospital through a Public Private Partnership under a 30-year concession contract using the UK Government’s PF2 model.
The new state-of-the-art hospital, which will have around 670 beds and 15 operating theatre suites, has been designed to meet the best international and national standards to make it patient focussed and to support the efficient delivery of high-quality clinical services.
Featuring a number of innovative design details, the proposed hospital includes a landscape concept developed by Grant Associates in collaboration with the scheme’s architect HKS and masterplan designer Edward Williams Architects.
Financial close is expected around the end of 2015 with construction starting early in 2016. Completion is scheduled for mid-2018, with the hospital opening in late 2018.