Barts Health NHS Trust one of six to receive £2.7bn of government funding

Aecom has won a deal to project manage the design of Whipps Cross Hospital in north east London.

The work for client Barts Health NHS Trust, involves supporting the development of the scheme’s outline business case, through planning and construction to handover.

Whipps Cross

The existing Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone

The plans for the new hospital are being refined after the Department of Health endorsed the strategic outline business case for redevelopment earlier this year.

Submission of the full business case is expected in 2022 with construction potentially starting later that year.

Barts Health NHS trust was one of six to receive a share in £2.7bn of funding from the government last year as part of its Health Infrastructure Plan.

A Prior Information Notice published on the Official Journal earlier this month said the trust wants to assess the “interest and capability of the market to manage and deliver the scope of the intended works and what its views are on how a commercial opportunity of this kind might be packaged and delivered”.

Firms had until yesterday to send in expressions of interest for the four year deal. The competitive tender process is expected to start in early 2021.

The notice also revealed details of the wider programme, saying the trust would prefer the new hospital be built in a single phase on a site previously used for nurses’ accommodation.