Laing O'Rourke appointed as preferred partner for new building at Calderdale Royal Hospital


Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that Laing O'Rourke has been appointed as the preferred partner to progress the design stage of the new four-storey clinical building at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

The project will deliver a new adult and children’s accident and emergency department with resuscitation bays and assessment rooms, as well as ten new inpatient wards.

Laing O'Rourke is an international engineering and construction company, which has constructed state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings projects for multiple NHS trusts. The company was chosen for its expertise in delivering high quality, sustainable modern hospitals, and for its commitment to embedding social value throughout the programme.

Brendan Brown, Chief Executive at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, said:

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“This announcement marks the start of an important milestone for the Trust, and working with Laing O’Rourke, we can now further progress the design of our new clinical building to enable us to deliver high-quality, innovative care to patients.

“We will be working closely with our patients and colleagues to co-design the new facilities in a way that best meets their needs.”

Laing O’Rourke’s Group Chief Operating Officer, Cathal O’Rourke, said:

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“We’re excited to begin this journey with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust to provide a state-of-the-art emergency department that will serve the local community for decades to come.

“We’ll use our blueprint for hospitals which involves working with the Trust, its patient groups and the wider project team to influence design and to deliver a programme of work that embeds modern, sustainable methods of construction that will ensure the highest quality, safer working environments, and programme accuracy.

“This project will also enhance the local area as we’ll be able to engage with schools and business to provide working opportunities and education.

“We have vast experience working with the NHS, having built 18 hospitals in the last decade, and can use our industry-leading experience for Calderdale Royal Hospital.”

The enabling works are due to start at the end of 2024, with the project due for completion by the end of 2029.