Joint venture appointed to deliver £95m Belfast hospital block

The Acute Services Block at Ulster Hospital

The Acute Services Block at Ulster Hospital in Belfast

A Graham Construction and Bam joint venture has picked up a £95m hospital project in Belfast.

The pair will build an 31,000m2 eight-storey acute-services block as part of the second phase of the redevelopment of Ulster Hospital.

The block will have an emergency unit with the capacity to treat 110,000 patients a year, specialist wards, support services, an assessment unit, and an inpatient-imaging department.

It will sit next to the £86m Inpatient Ward Block currently being constructed by Graham-Bam Healthcare Partnership scheduled to complete this autumn.

Partnership director Peter Reavey said the acute block had been designed to achieve the “BREEAM Excellent” standard and would use flat-slab construction to integrate the structure with its services and the clinical spaces.

“We will be drawing on our strong track-record of delivering world-class medical facilities as we prepare to start the 39-month construction programme, which is expected to complete in summer 2019,” he said.

Aerial view of Ulster Hospital

Source: Avanti Architects; Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects

Aerial view of Ulster Hospital in Belfast