Kier wins £30m contract to build emergency department at New Cross Hospital

Deal awarded through ProCure21+ framework

Kier has been awarded a £30m contract to build a new emergency unit at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

The project was awarded by Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust through the ProCure21+ framework.

The work includes construction of a three-story emergency unit containing a new accident and emergency department, wards and office space.

The development will bring all of the hospital’s emergency services, which are currently spread across the New Cross site, under one roof.

As part of the contract, Kier will also carry out demolition and connecting works to the existing heart and lung building.

Kier construction director, David Sizer, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to build this important emergency healthcare facility, which is greatly needed by the trust and the people this unit will serve.

“We have successfully completed over 100 projects through the P21+ framework to date and are confident that, by working collaboratively with the trust, we can deliver excellent new healthcare facilities for Wolverhampton.

“These will both ease the pressure on the emergency department and enable the trust to provide even better patient care.”

Work will be delivered in phases to ensure access to the hospital and heart and lung building is maintained and there is minimal disruption.

Kier will start on site at New Cross Hospital in June, with a planned opening date of November 2015.

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