Contractor named for £90m rehabilitation hospital scheme

The National Rehabilitation Centre

Integrated Health Projects (IHP) has been appointed as main contractor on the new National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) scheme near Rempstone in Nottinghamshire.

IHP – a joint venture between Vinci Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine – has been selected to carry out the project under the P22 Department for Health and Social Care procurement framework.

Pre-construction activity can now move forward on the site, which is part of the Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Estate.

Ryder Architecture, Arup and landscape architects Fira will also work on the scheme.

The NRC, which is sponsored by Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust, will deliver clinical rehabilitation, research, training and education.

The 70-bed facility is expected to be game-changing in terms of the quality of life potentially achievable after serious injury or illness.

Miriam Duffy, NRC programme director, said: “This is excellent news for all of us eager to see the benefits of the NRC realised and the facility become operational as soon as possible. IHP is a great fit and I’m impressed not just with their technical capability but with their understanding of the uniqueness of the NRC. We’re confident of creating a great construction partnership that will see the outstanding NRC building come to life and help us to get on with treating patients.”

Stuart McArthur, healthcare sector lead at IHP, said: “We are delighted that IHP has been appointed to the construction of the National Rehabilitation Centre through the P22 DHSC procurement framework.

“Through the 20 successful years of our alliance, we have demonstrated that we have the expertise and experience necessary to match the unique nature of this project. We look forward to working in close collaboration with NHP and NUH on delivering this new model of rehabilitation in an inspiring setting, which will benefit patients and staff whilst supporting leading edge research.