GRAHAM chosen for new £57million Belfast Maternity Unit

GRAHAM has been chosen by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust to construct its new £57m 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 £57m 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 £180m of new facilities at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald and a new £30m 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 £134m 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.