BAM-GRAHAM Healthcare Partnership chosen for new £57 million Belfast Maternity Unit at Royal Victoria Hospital
Belfast, 27 October 2017 – GRAHAM and BAM have been chosen by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust to construct its new £57 million maternity hospital at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. The project will be delivered through GRAHAM-BAM Healthcare Partnership, a joint venture between GRAHAM Construction and BAM Ireland.
Located on the main Royal Victoria Hospital site next to the existing maternity hospital, the new £57 million facility will include delivery suites, obstetric theatres and the neonatal intensive care unit all on one floor with easy access between them. There will also be a midwifery-led unit as part of the same facility, with ensuite rooms, each with a birthing pool.
Karen Brookes, Director of Capital Planning & Redevelopment for the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, said:
‘We look forward to working with our partners Graham-Bam to create a high quality modern maternity hospital that will help enable us to deliver quality care, designed to meet the needs of more than 6,000 women who have their babies delivered by the Royal Jubilee Maternity Service each year.’
Ron Clarke Managing Director for Building at GRAHAM Construction, said:
‘We are delighted to have been selected by the Belfast Trust to construct the new maternity unit on the Royal Victoria Hospital complex. This new building will be a friendly and welcoming environment with state-of-the-art facilities and more choice, to better meet the needs of the women who will use it.'
GRAHAM Construction operates throughout the UK and Ireland with extensive experience in the healthcare sector, including over £180 million of new facilities at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald and a new £30 million mental health facility at Belfast City Hospital. The Company is also involved in a number of healthcare projects in Scotland and has been selected to develop the £134 million Baird and Anchor projects for NHS Grampian within its Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen. In England, GRAHAM Construction is presently constructing a £30 million new cancer treatment centre at Thames Valley Science Park, Reading.
BAM Ireland’s operating companies include: BAM Building, BAM Civil, BAM Fit-out, BAM Property, BAM PPP, BAM FM and BAM Rail. BAM Ireland employs over 2.000 people directly and ranks among the top two building contractors operating nationally. BAM Civil is the largest civil engineering contractor in Ireland. Projects include PPP motorway schemes, transportation, water & wastewater, marine, energy and rail projects. Recent projects completed by BAM include: four schools under the Schools Bundle 4 PPP; the 28,000 m2Generic Ward Block at the existing Ulster Hospital; the 5,345 m2 Clinical Research Facility and Translational Research Facility (CRF-TRF) at NUI Galway and the N11 Arklow Rathnew & N7 Newlands Cross PPP project.