Laing O’Rourke agrees £350m Welsh hospital deal
Laing O’Rourke with cost consultant Gleeds have been confirmed as the delivery team for a £350m super hospital on the site of the former Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital outside Cwmbran.
Designed by BDP Architects, the hospital is scheduled to open in 2021
The 470-bed hospital will provide complex specialist and critical care treatment for over 600,000 people in South-East Wales, and includes a 24 hour acute assessment unit and emergency department.
A period of market benchmarking is now being carried out to validate the construction prices with the Welsh Government before enabling works begin on site in August.
The Laing O’Rourke/Gleeds team will be using BIM level 2 to bring the 600,000 sq ft scheme to fruition, with completion scheduled for spring 2021.
Head of UK Construction at Laing O’Rourke, Liam Cummins, said: “We look forward to working in partnership with the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to deliver this Specialist and Critical Care Centre for the people of Gwent.
“We’re privileged to be working on such a prestigious project for Wales and we’ll be applying all of our expertise in this area such as innovative engineering, our Design for Manufacture and Assembly approach and delivering to the highest possible quality.”
The new hospital will treat patients who need complex and acute emergency care in the Gwent region.
The Specialist and Critical Care Centre is a significant element of the wider Clinical Futures Programme, through which Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is developing its integrated health care provision, from community and primary care services all the way through to specialist and acute services.
Aaron Morby, Construction Enquirer