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BDP design team appointed to manage West Hertfordshire hospital projects

We have won the contract to redevelop the three hospitals managed by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT).

The ambitious plans include the design of around 90% of new buildings at the Watford General Hospital site and new facilities at the hospitals in Hemel Hempstead and St Albans.

Our architect-led design team will draw on the experience of a wide range of in-house healthcare sector experts to provide specialist help and support to deliver the outline business case (OBC) and design concepts for all three sites. The contract also means we will be providing expertise in designing innovative, world-class, highly sustainable healthcare buildings.

This is the latest in a line of recent healthcare project successes, including the design of the NHS Nightingale hospitals, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool, Grange University Hospital in Wales and the Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.


Duane Passman, the trust’s acute redevelopment programme director, said: "Not only have BDP created hospital buildings that look stunning, their focus on getting the design right for patients – down to the tiniest detail – impressed us. We are also assured by their experience of developing new hospital buildings on existing sites and we are confident that they understand the importance of minimising disruption, keeping sites safe and making sure that services can continue to run as normal.

Delivering a project of this scale and complexity is very much a partnership between the trust and BDP and requires working with various partners from construction firms to local authorities to create buildings which will support the sustainable delivery of healthcare."

Project director, Paul Johnson said: "We are delighted to have been selected to design this redevelopment project for WHHT, supported by our interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers, landscape designers and town planners.

We look forward to a successful and creative partnership with the many WHHT colleagues who will be involved in the project. We are absolutely confident that the resulting estate will be something that we, the trust and the people of Hertfordshire will be justifiably proud of."

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