5th Feb 2021: shortlist announced for Hospital of the Future contest in Leeds

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust launched a tender process last year to find candidates to design and build a state-of-the-art hospital for adult healthcare and a purpose-built new home for Leeds Children’s Hospital (LCH).  The Trust has the funding and planning approvals in place for the project, Called Hospitals of the Future, which is a major development of more than 94,000 sqm in the heart of the city. Hospitals of the Future is one of six projects to receive a share of £2.7bn funding in the first wave of the UK Government’s Health Infrastructure Plan, its national programme of healthcare capital investment. The Trust is working to a scheme cost of £600m.

The Trust has announced that the following candidates have been shortlisted to proceed to the second stage of the tender process:

Architect/Lead Designer

• Building Design Partnership (BDP)

• CF Moller Danmark

• HOK International


• Penoyre & Prasad/Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Mechanical and Electrical Designer (including sustainability and digital)

• Hoare Lea

• Mott MacDonald

• Ove Arup and Partners

• Ramboll UK


Civil and Structural Designer


• Curtins Consulting

• Mott MacDonald

• Ove Arup and Partners


Bidders will now be asked to further consider the Trust’s requirements and set out their detailed delivery approaches, including how they plan to engage with patients and staff on the design of the new hospitals. Simon Worthington, the Trust’s Director of Finance and Senior Responsible Officer for Building the Leeds Way, its programme of estates improvement and investment, said: “We’re delighted to announce the shortlist for this next stage of the tender process. We have been encouraged by the strength of the candidates and look forward to exploring their skills, knowledge and experience further in the next few weeks.”

Final appointments of the architects and design teams are expected in late Spring.

This tender was first published by TenderStream on 20.11.2020 and can be viewed in our archive here

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