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December 7, 2020

BDP secures contract to redevelop WHHT’s hospitals

Architecture firm Building Design Partnership (BDP) has secured a contract for the redevelopment of three hospitals which are managed by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT).

Architecture firm Building Design Partnership (BDP) has secured a contract for the redevelopment of three hospitals which are managed by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT).

As part of the contract, the company will be responsible for designing around 90% of new buildings at the Watford General Hospital site and new facilities at the Hemel Hempstead and St Albans hospitals.

Leveraging the experience of a range of in-house healthcare sector experts, the architect-led design team of BDP will offer specialist help and support to deliver the outline business case (OBC) and design concepts for all three sites.

Furthermore, the company will provide expertise in designing new, highly sustainable healthcare buildings.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust acute redevelopment programme director Duane Passman said: “Not only have BDP created hospital buildings that look stunning, their focus on getting the design right for patients – down to the tiniest detail – impressed us.

“We are also assured by their experience of developing new hospital buildings on existing sites and we are confident that they understand the importance of minimising disruption, keeping sites safe and making sure that services can continue to run as normal.”

As part of the contract, BDP will also work with various partners from construction firms to local authorities to create buildings that will support the sustainable delivery of healthcare.

Project director Paul Johnson said: “We are delighted to have been selected to design this redevelopment project for WHHT, supported by our interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers, landscape designers and town planners.”

Earlier, BDP designed the NHS Nightingale hospitals, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool, Grange University Hospital in Wales among others.

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