NHS Trust for Leeds Teaching Hospitals has confirmed the design team that will participate for the £600m Hospitals of the Future program. BDP will work as the preferred bidder to lead the architectural design of a new hospital complex in Leeds.
The short listing was made following an international design competition. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is planning a new adults’ hospital and a new home for Leeds Children’s Hospital at the current Leeds General Infirmary site.
WSP will work as the civil and structural designer as the Leeds Trust has appointed it to be a part. Ove Arup will be the client civil and structural technical advisor.WSP has also been appointed as the mechanical & electrical designer.
The design team including various stakeholders will work towards the provision of sustainability and digital design advice. Mott MacDonald has been appointed as the client M&E technical adviser, with Arcadis as quantity surveyor.
A proposal for circular hospital structure is recommended by the BDP’s first design concepts. This is shaped like the contours of the Yorkshire Dales, with an island garden and play deck at its centre. The Trust hopes to build the new hospitals by 2026.