VINCI GETS GO-AHEAD FOR '65M BIRMINGHAM HOSPITAL
Plans for a '65m specialist hospital facility in Birmingham have been given the go-ahead by City Council planners.
Vinci will build the Queen Elizabeth Hospital expansion scheme in Edgbaston, which will deliver acute healthcare for private patients in the region.
The new facility is a joint venture between University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust Foundation Trust and HCA Healthcare UK, being developed by specialist healthcare property company Prime.
The 160,000 sq ft hospital, designed by HOK, will provide 66 private patient care beds and 72 NHS beds, as well as new radiotherapy unit and operating theatres.
Construction is expected to start in the summer with a completion date of winter 2020.
Will Bilbrough, Development Director at Prime'said: 'This will be a landmark scheme for Birmingham ' and the wider West Midlands region ' and we now look forward to starting on site in the summer.'