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Carillion, the British multinational facilities management and construction services company, was selected as the preferred bidders for the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom. This exciting new hospital, with a capital cost of £297 million, is the long-awaited acute hospital in the Smethwick area.
HKS was appointed by Carillion as the architectural project lead and has assembled a bespoke team to design the new hospital. Alongside HKS are Edward Williams Architects, working as architectural design lead, and Sonnemann Toon Architects in their role as architectural clinical lead.
The new state-of the-art hospital, which will include around 670 beds and 15 operating theatre suites, is designed to meet the best international and national standards, making it truly patient focused and supporting the efficient delivery of high-quality clinical services. The new hospital will also have a number of innovative design features including a fully enclosed winter garden, car parking within the hospital building on the ground and first floors to create a secure environment for both patients, and staff and full separation of clinical activities and journeys from the public and non-clinical services. In addition, the design and construction of the hospital will meet the highest standards of sustainability.
Financial close is expected around the end of 2015, with construction starting early in 2016. Completion is scheduled for mid-2018, with the hospital opening in late 2018.
″We are proud to be part of the successful team developing the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital. Our vast experience designing for the world’s most esteemed healthcare institutions translates to our creation of leading-edge facilities in the healthcare marketplace,″ said Paul Sawyers, HKS' Director of Healthcare U.K. ″We have effectively collaborated with Carillon before for the development of the Royal Liverpool Hospital, and understand how this can be the catalyst for sustainable change and redevelopment of a community such as Smethwick. It was new collaboration with EWA and ST, and it has proved to be seamless and successful,″ Sawyers added.
HKS, Inc. is ranked among the top healthcare architectural firms in the world by Modern Healthcare and BD World Architecture. Operating from 26 offices worldwide, HKS focuses on innovative healthcare design, process and delivery. The firm’s award-winning healthcare architecture includes 2,000 unique projects representing 80,000 beds and 184 million square feet. HKS projects have garnered numerous awards and coverage in worldwide publications. The firm’s healthcare specialists are highly respected international speakers.
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