Contractor appointed for Whitby Hospital redevelopment

Whitby Hospital.
Whitby Hospital.

A major contractor has been appointed to deliver the £12 million redevelopment of Whitby Hospital.

BAM Construction will be the partner for the scheme, following a procurement process via the Government’s Pro-Cure 22 healthcare framework.

The NHS trust announced last week that funds are now secured through NHS Property Services to progress the redevelopment plans through to full business case and approval by its governing body.

Paul Cleminson, BAM’s construction director, said: “Hospitals are complex buildings. The Pro-Cure22 framework is an excellent way to tender major capital works because it allows early engagement for all the key partners to price it more completely and to identify and minimise the risks. It also means we form partnerships at the outset. That is a beneficial way to proceed when delivering something as much needed and important to local people as these new facilities are.”

Experienced health sector designers Medical Architecture will partner BAM to carry out a full detailed technical design to allow the scheme to go to planning. The two companies have worked together on previous healthcare schemes.

NHSPS has also confirmed it can fund construction of the £11.9 million scheme.

Dr George Campbell, local GP and CCG Governing Body member added: “After receiving confirmation of the funding from the Department of Health and Social Care via NHS Property Services, we’re relieved to have reached this milestone in what is a very technical project. We’re thrilled that BAM will be working with us.

“Whitby Hospital is an essential part of Whitby and the surrounding area and we fully intend on working with our partners to ensure this remains at the heart of the community with modern, sustainable and quality services and facilities.”

BAM has recently commenced work on a cardiac hybrid theatre and inter-operative MRI facility for Leeds Children’s Hospital. Last year it handed over a critical care unit and other works to Bradford Royal Infirmary while across the Pennines, it also delivered a suite of new critical care buildings for Aintree Hospital.

BAM operates across the UK and has a strong recent track record in delivering major hospital schemes as well as complex buildings in other sectors.