Host of consultants land work at LGI upgrade

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has revealed the architects, consultants and design teams that will 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 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

BDP, which was behind a number of the Nightingale hospitals, has landed the £9.5m lead architect role.

Four other architects were also in the running to be named as the lead designer, with CF Moller, HOK, NBBJ and a Penoyre & Prasad and Schmidt Hammer Lassen team also making the list.

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

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The Leeds trust appointed WSP as its civil and structural designer on a £3.5m deal with Arup named as the client civil and structural technical advisor under a £450,000 role.

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

WSP also picked up the the M&E designer role and will be providing specialist net zero and digital design advice. The contract is worth £5m.

Mott MacDonald was appointed as the client M&E technical adviser, a £650,000 deal.

Arcadis has also been named as cost managers on the project, with  MJ Medical being brought in as medical equipment advisers.

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 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.

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.