A multi-million design and build contract has been awarded to Integrated Health Projects (IHP) – the joint venture between VINCI Building and Sir Robert McAlpine – to deliver a new multi-storey car park as part of the wider Whipps Cross Hospital redevelopment in North East London.
Barts Health NHS Trust selected IHP as the preferred contractor for the work using the Construction Works and Associated Services ProCure23 framework, which is delivered by the NHS in partnership with Crown Commercial Service for the NHS. The scheme will see construction of a multi-storey car park providing 500 spaces, making access to the new hospital more efficient for staff and visitors, with chargers for electric vehicles to support the transition to sustainable travel. This is the first phase of construction for the wider redevelopment of Whipps Cross Hospital, with works due to begin on a new hospital in 2025.
Jason Griffiths, VINCI Building’s Regional director, said: “IHP is delighted to have secured the P23 Whipps Cross car park project for Barts Health NHS Trust. The completion of this car park is a major step towards unlocking the future redevelopment”.
Natalie Firminger, Hospital Design and Development director at Barts Health NHS Trust, said: "I'd like to acknowledge the contribution of the Trust team on this scheme, for their invaluable help, input, and support, and in particular Deborah Sinclair-Day, Masterplanning lead at Barts Health NHS Trust, as well as Mark Johnson, Social Value consultant on the New Hospital Programme, and the contractors involved.