Appointments due to be made this spring

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has revealed the architects and design teams in the running to work on the £600m redevelopment of two new hospitals in the city.

The trust was one of six to be awarded a share of £2.7bn of funding last year as part of the first wave of the government’s health infrastructure plan (HIP).


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The LGI has been at its current city centre site for over 150 years

Five architects have been shortlisted for the lead designer role, with BDP, CF Moller, HOK, NBBJ and a Penoyre & Prasad and Schmidt Hammer Lassen team making the list.

BDP has also made the list for the civil and structural designer role and is joined by Curtins Consulting, Mott MacDonald, Arup and WSP.

WSP, Arup and Mott MacDonald have also been shortlisted for the M&E designer role, with Ramboll and Hoare Lea completing the list.

The work at the Leeds General Infirmary, better known as the LGI, will include a new adult hospital and a major site for the Leeds Children’s Hospital.

As such it has in place the funding and planning approvals, having already received outline planning permission, to design and build both a hospital for adult healthcare and a purpose-built children’s hospital.

The programme, known as Hospitals of the Future, will see more than 94,000m2 of healthcare facilities built.

The architectural deal, which is worth £9.5m, is expected to run for five years.

The MEP contract, which requires firms to be specialists in sustainability, net zero and digital design services, is divided into two lots and is worth a total £5.65m.

Lot one is looking for a designer and is worth £5m while the second lot, worth £650,000 is for a client-side advisor.

The civil and structural deal has also been divided into two lots.

Lot one, worth £3.5m, is for civil and structural design services, while lot two is a £450,000 advisor role.

The trust is looking to use Design for Manufacture and Assembly and modern methods of construction on the job and is also aspiring to be the first trust in the HIP programme to be accredited to the WELL Building Standard.

Final appointments of the architects and design teams are expected in late spring.

Last year it was revealed that Ryder had been chosen to lead the design of the new Whipps Cross Hospital in north east London, another one of the HIP hospitals projects.