University Hospital’s Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) has announced its construction partner for a major range of estates improvements over several years.
The Trust, formerly UH Bristol, merged in April with Weston Area Health Trust to become UHBW – has set out an extensive range of improvements it plans to make to services, several of which require investment in estate management.
It has now appointed BAM Construction, based in Bristol, as its main contractor to work with it on the extensive improvement programme. BAM’s appointment falls under the Government’s Procure 22 capital framework for health projects.
BAM’s team of architects, engineers and construction professionals is now working with the Trust on its plans for several facilities including those for haematology, cancer and oncology, a cardiology research unit, and the contractor has now commenced on site for its first scheme, a Cath Lab facility which includes extending the Trust’s cardiology ward capacity with extensions to two existing wards. This aims to complete around September this year.