The £21.85 million private patients’ facility in the heart of Edgbaston’s world renowned Medical Quarter will be an addition to Circle Health’s existing portfolio, which includes facilities in Bath, Nottingham and Reading.
The hospital is based on an expandable model which can be adapted and expanded to meet clinical demand now and in the future. The project will be constructed over 77 weeks and will include three operating theatres (expandable to six), an endoscopy procedure room, and 18 in-patient bedrooms.
Gleeds is providing project and cost management services for the project and will be working closely with all parties to ensure project delivery.
Gleeds director for Birmingham, Lindsay McCombe, said: “Having worked on the new Circle Health Hospital project since pre-contract stage, we are absolutely delighted to have reached this important milestone. This forward-thinking and innovative project will create additional capacity in the Birmingham healthcare market, easing pressure on local hospitals and providing a first class specialist service for the community.”
Key stakeholders from Circle Health, Medical Properties Trust, Calthorpe Estates, Bryden Wood, Gleeds and Birmingham City Council gathered for the event at the former BBC Pebble Mill site where the new facility is being built by Lincoln-based Simons Group.