Interserve Construction has been appointed to build the new £36m Emergency Department at Walsall Manor Hospital. The new building will replace the current building whose physical environment struggles to meet increasing patient flow demands.
The first phase will be working together on design and pre-construction which will be concluded by mid-January 2020 providing the basis for the full business case for NHS England/Improvement approval. Enabling works are due to start in spring 2020 with the building ready to use by 2022.
Interserve Construction Team were chosen because of their relevant past experience of building & designing emergency departments at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and Wexham Park Hospital and their commitment to considerate construction.
Russell Caldicott, Finance Director and Senior Responsible Officer for the Trust said “ this will certainly be our biggest capital project for the next few years and we are delighted to have chosen Interserve Construction who have the delivery experience and knowledge to work alongside us and deliver real value for us. We want to ensure that the redevelopment is delivered with minimal disruption to staff and patients completed on time and to budget and feel Interserve Construction can work with us to achieve this.”
Richard Beeken, Chief Executive for the Trust added “this is a major redevelopment and an exciting one that is long overdue. It will make a huge difference to both our patients and our staff who are currently delivering care in extremely challenging conditions. We look forward to sharing plans and designs with patients, public and staff over the coming weeks”.
Simon Butler, Divisional Director at Interserve Construction, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Trust at Walsall Manor Hospital where Interserve will be able to bring its considerable experience and expertise in the healthcare sector to deliver a world-class Emergency Department that will support the clinicians and staff at the Trust and make a valuable contribution to the local community.
Our overall aim is to create a high-quality, modern development, that will assist Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust in its long-term sustainable growth, improving the patient experience and allowing for greater flexibility.”