Simons Group has been awarded the contract for building the second phase of the new Circle Health private hospital in Birmingham’s medical quarter in Edgbaston. The Lincoln-based contractor is currently on site at the former BBC Pebble Mill studio location, working on phase 1 of the build. This new award brings the total contract to £33.5m and, when complete, will be the second largest private hospital in the UK.
The hospital is based on an expandable model which can be adapted and expanded to meet clinical demand now and in the future. Phase 1, which includes three operating theatres (expandable to six), an endoscopy procedure room, and 18 in-patient bedrooms, is due to complete in March 2019. Work is already underway on Phase 2, a dedicated rehabilitation centre, which is expected to be complete in July next year.
“We are delighted that our relationship with Medical Properties Trust and Circle Health is going from strength to strength,” said Simons Chief Executive Tom Robinson. “Being awarded with the next stage in this fantastic project is testament to the progress and quality of the work already undertaken on Phase 1. The hospital is going to be a great addition to Birmingham’s renowned Medical Quarter and a project of which we will all be exceptionally proud.”
Paolo Pieri, CEO of Circle Health, said: “This rehabilitation facility is a game-changer in UK healthcare, bringing the latest technology and the proven European methodology for accelerating the care of neurological patients, and also for those who have undergone surgery on bones and joints.
“When Circle Birmingham Hospital opens next year, it will deliver a truly state-of-the-art experience, combining leading doctors with the most advanced equipment, and rapidly become the must-go location for planned surgery. No one will be in any doubt that Birmingham is a global centre of excellence for healthcare.”