The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) in the UK is set to construct a new hospital building in Leeds City Centre, along with a new pathology facility at the St James University Hospital (SJUH).

LTHT selected Mott MacDonald as digital and innovation healthcare advisor for the project. As part of the contract, Mott will deliver a digital design for the new hospital and pathology facility.

The new 90,000m2 hospital building will house children’s and adults’ hospitals, operating theatres and critical care facilities. These will be linked to the Jubilee building that acts as the primary acute services and major trauma building.

Meanwhile, the 5,000m2 pathology facility at the SJUH site is meant to serve as a blood sciences and microbiology hub in the region.

Mott MacDonald account leader for LTHT Karel Bos said: “We’re delighted to broaden the services we’re offering to LTHT with this digital appointment.

“It builds on mechanical, electrical and public health, civil and structural engineering services our local Leeds teams are providing to support the outline business case and the site enabling works.”

Mott will work with LTHT to develop a unified systems solution and method to enable a digital design across the physical estate. The aim is to create a hospital for continuity and improving patient care, optimising processes, time and cost efficiency.

The partners will also work towards personalisation of patient care, reduced stay, supported self-management and adaptability for future advances in technology.

Bos added: “As part of the government’s £2.7bn Health Infrastructure Plan to build new hospitals, modernise the primary care estate and invest in new diagnostics and technology, we have an opportunity to work with the LTHT and set a benchmark for all hospitals in the UK to learn from.”