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Financial Close for Bristol Southmead Hospital

Southmead Hospital Redevelopment Public Private Partnership (PPP) project in Bristol achieved financial close on Thursday 25 February 2010.

Carillion and North Bristol NHS Trust have signed the contract for the new £430m new acute superhospital in the south west of England.

BDP, as part of the Carillion consortium, is providing architectural and interior design services alongside site masterplanning for the 800 bed new hospital on the Bristol Southmead site.

BDP Project Director Chris Green said “The new hospital will provide patients and staff with a high quality hotel like environment fit for the twenty-first century. A high proportion of naturally ventilated single bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms improves patient privacy and dignity and reduces risk of infection. Specialist clinical services are closely grouped around an inspiring daylit public concourse space served by a single main entrance with clear intuitive wayfinding and views into landscaped gardens from all main waiting areas.”

The hospital at Southmead is set to become the most sustainable major acute hospital in the UK with a carbon footprint below the government target, and a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.

Advanced Construction Works started in August 2009 and the new hospital is due to open to patients in 2014.


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