Mace and Willmott Dixon will build a £126m urgent and emergency care centre for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust after the alliance secured its first win on the newly-launched NHS ProCure23 construction framework.
MWD Healthcare will begin work next year on the 17,000sq m facility at Derriford Hospital.
The new facility will replace the current emergency department and will provide increased space to accommodate growing demand for urgent care services.
It will include state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment as well as new interventional radiology and surgical theatres.
The two contractors were jointly appointed to all three lots of the P23 framework in March and will work together on NHS construction projects under a FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract.
“We are delighted that the partnership we set out on two years ago has now been awarded its first contract,” said Terry Spraggett, managing director for the public sector at Mace Construction.
Stuart Windsor, future hospital director at the trust said the new facility would ‘give increased space to care effectively and efficiently for the growing number of people who need to use urgent care services’.
“Derriford Hospital is the largest specialist teaching hospital in the South West peninsula and the region’s major trauma centre, so we’re very pleased to make the announcement today about the appointment of our construction partner and to take the next step on this important journey,” he added.