£50m bid race starts for London hospital BIM project
University College London Hospitals NHS Trust is inviting contractors to prequalify to deliver a new facility to combine the Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital onto a new site.
The £50m redevelopment will be the first health project to achieve BIM maturity level 3, and Sweett Group is playing an active role in developing BIM protocols.
BIM will be used to fully design and tender the scheme, which will then go on to be the first building managed by The Trust using BIM.
A new 100,000 sq ft facility, which will be arranged over 8 floors, will provide flexible diagnostic and day treatments for outpatients.
RCPM have been appointed to act as project managers on the project, which will be built on the former UCL student union site located on Huntley Street, currently occupied by a four storey plus one basement level brick building.
Steffian Bradley Architects have designed the phase 5 project, which is expected to get underway next February and last two years.
Aaron Morby | Tue 7th April | Construction Enquirer