Laing O’Rourke wins Calderdale Hospital contract


Laing O’Rourke has been appointed to design a new hospital building in Halifax. 

Credit: Laing O'Rourke.

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has selected the contractor as its preferred partner to progress the design stage of the clinical facility at Calderdale Royal Hospital. 

The project will see a new four-storey adult and children’s accident and emergency department built on site, with resuscitation bays and assessment rooms as well as 10 new inpatient wards. 

The contractor said it was chosen for its expertise in delivering high quality, sustainable modern hospitals, and for its commitment to embedding social value throughout the programme. 

Enabling works are due to start at the end of 2024, with the project due for completion by the end of 2029. 

Group chief operating officer, Cathal O’Rourke, said: “We’ll use our blueprint for hospitals which involves working with the Trust, its patient groups and the wider project team to influence design and to deliver a programme of work that embeds modern, sustainable methods of construction that will ensure the highest quality, safer working environments, and programme accuracy. 

“This project will also enhance the local area as we’ll be able to engage with schools and business to provide working opportunities and education.” 

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