04 Aug 2023

Kier has been appointed by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust (UHB) to deliver a three-year programme of capital works, with the aim of achieving a modern, contemporary, and clinically efficient estate by 2026.

Following on from the success of the £97m Heartlands treatment centre, Kier will work with UHB to play a lead role in the formulation, development, and implementation of UHB’s estate strategy in support of its clinical and operational service strategies across all its sites.

UHB’s estate is extensive, with Good Hope Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and Solihull Hospital. The programme includes development of the Princess of Wales Maternity Unit at Heartlands Hospital, with upgrades to inpatient accommodation and major medical equipment as well as ongoing minor works and maintenance. 

Works to the Princess of Wales Maternity Unit include development of the Maternity Assessment Centre and scanning facilities, induction suite, alterations to delivery rooms and a new bereavement zone.

Existing inpatient ward facilities will be enhanced to include creation of ensuite facilities, replacement fire doors, fire stopping works, life refurbishments and improved access to Plant Rooms. 

"Following our successful delivery of the award-winning Heartlands Treatment Centre for UHB, we are delighted that the trust has again appointed Kier to deliver key works across their estate. Our extensive experience of creating state-of-the-art healthcare buildings will allow us to deliver upgrades that have an immediate impact on the quality of community healthcare. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the trust and supporting them to deliver excellent care for the community."

Tony Shenton Regional director for Kier Construction Eastern & Midlands

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust aims to invest in capital development that enables it to deliver its services to the highest possible standard. Kier has been a significant partner in achieving this goal, building the £97m Heartlands Treatment Centre (HTC), which was completed in November 2022. The HTC was awarded Building Project of the Year at the Constructing Excellence Midlands Awards in June 2023.

This award was procured through the P23 Framework and reinforces Kier’s position as a leading provider of healthcare facilities, having been appointed by Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to design and deliver the £92.8m clinical buildings at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital, set to complete in 2024.