The development of a new adult hospital, along with a new home for Leeds Children’s Hospital, will be one of the UK’s major healthcare projects.
DSM Demolition is currently clearing parts of the Leeds General Infirmary to make way for the two separate but adjacent hospitals.
The NHS Trust now plans to start construction in 2023, a delay from the previously planned start date of 2022.
This will allow it to adapt to the government’s new hospital program and benefit from the collaborative approach to large-scale work that allows the trust to share experiences with other less developed systems in areas such as digital technology, sustainability and modern construction methods .
The new design concepts bring the new hospital development to the next phase, but still require detailed design development and will be used as the basis for further engagement in the next 12-18 months when the final design is agreed.
Andrew Smith, Head of Healthcare at BDP, added, “By bringing our experience into designing the best healthcare facilities around the world, we are delivering healthy and well thought-out hospital design for Leeds that is geared towards the future of best practice and innovation.
Customer project team
Lead design: BDP
Mech. & Electrical engineer: WSP
Flow meter: Arkadis
Civil and civil engineer: WSP
The Hospitals of the Future project is part of the government’s commitment to build 40 hospitals by 2030 with an initial £ 3.7 billion support.