Significant Expansion Planned For Leeds Hospital

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Significant Expansion Planned For Leeds Hospital

Significant Expansion Planned For Leeds Hospital

Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust is planning a £500 million expansion of its facilities and is inviting contractors that are interested in putting forward a tender bid for the project to meet with the project team in March, before the official tender process begins.

The official invitation to tender for the scheme won’t be released until 1 October this year, however, Construction Enquirer explained that the hospital is using this open day as an opportunity to gauge interest and receive feedback.

This is the first of the new hospital projects that Boris Johnson promised to fund in the run up to his election in December last year. In total, the government intends to spend £2.7 billion on six new hospital projects by 2025.

Under the plans for Leeds General Infirmary are a new adult hospital wing and a prominent new home for Leeds Children’s Hospital.

According to the publication, the new buildings will be located on the site of the Old Nurses’ Home. The new children’s hospital will bring staff who are currently split between the Martin and Clarendon wings together in one place.

The second building, which will house the new adult hospital, will connect to the existing Jubilee wing of the hospital. A range of facilities will be installed under the project, including a new theatre suite specifically for day procedures, endoscopy and radiology services, as well as an outpatients department offering services like a pharmacy.

Any firms that want to attend the open day on 24 March to find out more about the project need to register their interest by 16 March. If it is over-subscribed, the trust stated that it would give priority to main contractors, architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, sustainability and carbon specialists, and digital firms that specialise in health, Building reported.

Once construction on this large-scale project begins, there will certainly be a need for scaffolding contractors in Leeds to get involved.

There are plenty of large-scale construction projects planned for Leeds at the moment, which is going to see the city’s skyline changing yet again.

Planning & Building Control Today recently revealed that Leeds City Council has granted approval for plans to construct a 15-storey hotel in the city centre.

The development by Hammerson will create a 205-bed hotel, as well as a restaurant and bar. It’s one of the first schemes that the developer has put forward under its City Quarters concept. The aim is to “develop a mixed-use area to complement Leeds cultural quarter”, the news provider explained.

It noted that the Victoria Gate Hotel will not only provide visitors to the city with a high-end place to stay, but also help boost this part of the city for residents by providing a high-quality restaurant and bar.

Rob Dobson, UK director of development and project management at Hammerson, commented: “Not only does this mark an important step in our wider plans to create a thriving new cultural quarter in Leeds City Centre, it also demonstrates progress in our wider strategy to support our existing assets by moving beyond pure retail.”