Constructor appointed to £26.5m Stoke-on-Trent hospital build

Tilbury Douglas is set to construct the £26.5m replacement outpatient building at a Stoke-on-Trent hospital.

Plans for Haywood Community Hospital have been submitted, which would see the existing building become a modernised facility, fit for the future.

The new building will still be accessed via the existing main hospital buildings and will continue to house existing services, including outpatient rheumatology services, diagnostics, physiotherapy and neuro-therapy.

The current outpatients building contains Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) within its roof. A national programme is underway to remove RAAC from all NHS buildings.

Tilbury Douglas will be completing the project on behalf of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

Simon Butler, managing director building central at Tilbury Douglas, said: “As a highly experienced healthcare construction contractor, we will work collaboratively with MPFT to deliver this new facility which will improve the experience of patients and staff. The new building will also feature sustainable energy sources and more efficient construction methods to meet net zero carbon targets.”

Neil Carr, MPFT Chief Executive said: “We are committed to investing in the future of health and care to make life better for the communities we serve, and this exciting new development to replace the outpatients building at Haywood Hospital with a new £26.5m facility will serve to improve the lives of local people.

“This major investment for the people of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will enable our staff and teams to work more closely together than ever before to deliver services that more effectively tackle health challenges being faced locally.”