Contractor wins major extension job at Bradford Royal Infirmary

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Bam Construction has been appointed by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a £20m new three-storey ward block development at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

The works will include paediatric and elderly patient wards, a critical care unit, retail, car parking, accessible access routes and roadways for the hospital.

Bam plans to start on site this Spring and to complete the project in Autumn 2016.

Paul Cleminson, Bam project director, said: “The critical factor for any construction scheme is the ability to work collaboratively. In a live hospital environment, this is so important. Our engagement with the client will be enhanced by our market leading use of BIM technology.

“Our record of delivering schemes locally in Bradford and Yorkshire is well known. Bam is already very engaged with changing the landscape, such as at Bradford College. But this is reinforced by our UK wide healthcare experience. This adds real value to a technically challenging project like this.

“Our experience of complex health schemes for the NHS includes delivering multiple projects during a long term relationship at Sheffield. BAM is also currently engaged delivering healthcare facilities in Liverpool, London, Scotland, Wales, and Somerset.

“We’ve got a strong local supply chain and already this means the mechanical and electrical modules for the project will be made in Bradford. Local employment initiatives will provide apprentice opportunities allowing the scheme to provide career and learning opportunities for local people.”