Tender process due to start early next year

Architect Ryder has been chosen to lead the design of the new Whipps Cross Hospital in north east London.

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.

Whipps Cross

The existing Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone

In September, Aecom won the deal to project manage the job, meaning it will help further develop the scheme’s outline business case, through planning and construction to handover.

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.

The trust has begun the search for a contractor, issuing a PIN notice in August to gauge interest in the job. The tender process is due to start early next year.

The trust wants the new hospital be built in a single phase on a site previously used for nurses’ accommodation.