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Wednesday, October 04, 2023

RW Gregory appointed for Newcastle Hospitals PFI

R W Gregory, Consulting Engineers, have been appointed by Laing O'Rourke as Building Services Engineers on the £300m PFI project that will transform healthcare services in Newcastle upon Tyne. The scheme will move all acute hospital services from the Newcastle General and reprovide them in modern 'state-of-the-art' facilities at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The new accommodation 215,280 ft² briefly comprises of a new Cancer and Renal Services Centre at the Freeman Hospital, together with a multi storey car park. At the RVI, the new buildings 645,840 ft² will provide a Children's Hospital, Neurosciences Centre, Accident and Emergency Services, Trauma Centre, Operating Theatre, Critical Care, Infections Diseases Unit, Dermatology, Outpatients Clinics, Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic and Specialist Support Facilities. In addition, there will also be a Clinical Support Block of 107,640 ft².

The Freeman Hospital scheme is due for completion in 2008. The construction period on the RVI will take until 2013 to finish, although early phases will be handed over from 2009.

Comments Jeff Smith, Partner at R W Gregory: "This project takes the amount of healthcare work currently in design by the firm to circa £900m and has helped to strengthen our position as one of the country's leading providers of consulting engineering expertise in this sector."

Other advisors involved in the project are Anshen Dyer as Architects and WSP as Civil and Structural Engineers.


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