Bouygues UK to lead NHS design and build project

Credit: AECOM

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Bouygues UK as lead contractor for the design and build of the new Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre at West Middlesex University Hospital.

The new collaboration was secured through a competitive bid process and builds on the long-term partnership that exists between the NHS trust, the company, and its subsidiaries.

Demolition of the MRI Building at the hospital is already underway. The new five-storey facility will provide vital diagnostic and treatment services in cancer, renal and imaging for local residents in Hounslow, Richmond and Ealing.

It aims to reduce health inequalities, improve patient outcomes and provide care closer to home, freeing up space in the main hospital for in-patient care. The centre will support out-patient care and will offer day services for patients.

The project includes five storeys of new build, a rooftop plant and a small terrace area. On the ground floor there will be a new single storey link corridor to the existing hospital building.

Fabienne Viala, chair and chief executive of Bouygues UK, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering again with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and leading the construction of this much-needed diagnostic centre. This project underscores our commitment to delivering sustainable, state-of-the-art facilities that will significantly benefit the local community.”

Social value is said will play a key role in the project, and the contractor will be supporting the local community with apprenticeships and work experience placements, as well as working with educational institutions in the area and taking part in local charity initiatives.

Bouygues UK is currently working in partnership with MITSkills, London Borough of Hounslow and JCP Hounslow on a training and skills development programme, and sustainable long-term employment opportunities for local people.

The contractor will be taking on 11 apprentices and providing around 50 work experience opportunities with MITSkills throughout the project.

Lesley Watts CBE, chief executive of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The new diagnostic centre at West Middlesex University Hospital will provide a vital service for our residents, speeding up diagnosis and treatment. Most importantly it will improve early diagnosis and health outcomes for patients in our community for years to come.”

This new development is designed to be an all-electric building and supports both Bouygues UK’s and the trust’s commitment to the sustainable development of new builds and facilities.

Main image: A CGI of the new building. Credit: AECOM

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