Construction to begin on new Circle Health Hospital

Gleeds has announced that contracts for Circle Health’s new £22 million hospital in Birmingham, on which it is appointed as project and cost manager, have recently been signed allowing construction to begin later this month.

The innovative hospital will form part of the Edgbaston Medical Quarter and will deliver large scale rehabilitation services, aiming to fill a void in the UK patient pathway. On completion the hospital will accommodate six operating theatres, 18 inpatient bedrooms and several large recovery suites, along with comprehensive consulting and imaging departments.

Gleeds played an integral role in the pre-contract stage of the project, ensuring all elements had been included ahead of the commencement of works on site.

Gleeds Director for Health, Roger Pulham, said of the scheme: “We look forward to working with Circle Health to deliver this world class facility for the people of Birmingham. The leading edge project incorporates innovative design and planning that responds to the demands of today’s healthcare sector, allowing Circle Health to facilitate the best possible provision for the years to come.”

Paolo Pieri, CEO of Circle Health, added: “This state-of-the-art hospital will bring to Birmingham the high quality care and excellent hospitality for which Circle Health is well-known, and is an important part of Circle’s strategy to add scale to the group. The intention is also to add a significant number of beds for physical and neurological rehabilitation, along with the latest rehabilitation technology.  We’re pleased to work with Gleeds to make our newest hospital a reality.”

The new facility is expected to complete in the fourth quarter of 2018, with the aim of treating patients from early 2019.