Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services appointed to HCA Hospital Birmingham development team

Published: 29-Jul-2019

Specialist firm to oversee development of new 138-bed hospital

Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services has been appointed by VINCI Construction UK to deliver the mechanical, electrical and public health services contract at the HCA Hospital in Birmingham.

This joint venture project between HCA Healthcare UK (HCA UK) and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) will provide 138 new patient beds, a radiotherapy unit, and state-of-the-art operating theatres.

Developed by specialist healthcare property company Prime, the eight-storey 14,000sq m hospital will comprise of both NHS and private beds, and the five theatres will be owned and run by HCA Healthcare UK.

The hospital will be equipped with the latest technology to provide some of the most-complex surgical and medical procedures in cancer, cardiology, neurology, hepatobiliary, urology, orthopaedics, and stem cell transplantation.

The works to the new specialist hospital include the design, build and commissioning of the full scope of building services, together with specialist services including full standby generation, medical gases, nurse call, theatre equipment, and IPS/UPS systems.

The services incorporate a high level of resilience required to support the ongoing operation of the facility, such as N+1 on plant and equipment; and the scheme is set to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating for sustainability.

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