Contract signed for the Grange University Hospital


Signing allows the main works on the construction of the hospital in South Wales to begin.



Contracts have been signed between Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Laing O’Rourke to allow the construction of The Grange University Hospital (formerly SCCC) to begin.

In July of this year, the first ground was cut and enabling works started on the site at Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran. The contract signing signals that the second and final stage of building can progress.

The £350 million brand new 471-bed hospital in Llanfrechfa, Wales, will provide complex specialist and critical care treatment for over 600,000 people in South-East Wales, and includes a 24 hour acute assessment unit and emergency department.

As a key part the Clinical Futures strategy to modernise health services in the Health Board area, Welsh Government confirmed their investment in the new hospital 12 months ago.

Liam Cummins, Laing O’Rourke’s head of UK Building, said: “Today marks the official start of main construction works. Our team brings a wealth of experience in innovative healthcare construction and in engineering expertise. We are absolutely focused on working in partnership with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to deliver a hospital that the people of south Wales will be proud of.”

Judith Paget, Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, said: “This is an exciting day for everyone who lives in our local communities and also for our staff who have been looking forward to this hospital development as part of our Clinical Futures programme.”

The hospital will deal with all major emergencies, and will treat and care for those needing complex emergency or critical care. Expected to open to patients in the Spring of 2021, it will be home to more than 40 specialist services, and will have a helipad for patients who need to arrive by air ambulance.

Laing O’Rourke, along with cost and project managers Gleeds, have been appointed to deliver the project.