Birmingham hospital gets go-ahead for second steel phase
Simons Group has been awarded the contract for building the second phase of the new Circle Health private hospital in Birmingham’s medical quarter in Edgbaston.
The Lincoln-based contractor is currently on site at the former BBC Pebble Mill studio location, working on Phase 1 of the build. This new award brings the total contract to £33.5M and, when complete, will be the second largest private hospital in the UK.
The hospital is based on an expandable steel-framed model which can be adapted and enlarged to meet clinical demand now and in the future.
Phase 1, [see NSC April 2018] which includes three operating theatres (expandable to six), an endoscopy procedure room, and 18 in-patient bedrooms, is due to complete in March 2019. Work is already under way on Phase 2, a dedicated rehabilitation centre, which is expected to be complete in July next year.
Caunton Engineering will supply, fabricate and erect approximately 900t of structural steelwork for both phases.