Bouygues UK to design and build new West Middlesex diagnostic facility

Bouygues UK has been appointed by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as lead contractor for the design and build of the new Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre at West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth, and demolition of the current MRI building at the hospital has commenced.

The new collaboration, secured through a competitive bid process, builds on the long-term partnership between the Trust, Bouygues UK, and its subsidiaries. The new five-storey facility will provide diagnostic and treatment services in cancer, renal, and imaging for local residents in Hounslow, Richmond and Ealing. It aims to reduce health inequalities, improve patient outcomes, and provide care closer to home, freeing up space in the main hospital for inpatient care, and will support outpatient care and offer day services for patients.

The project includes five storeys of new build, a rooftop plant, and a small terrace area, while the ground floor will incorporate a new single-storey link corridor to the existing hospital building. 

Bouygues UK will be supporting the local community with apprenticeships and work experience placements, working with educational institutions in the area and taking part in local charity initiatives. It is currently working in partnership with MITSkills, London Borough of Hounslow, and JCP Hounslow, on a training and skills development programme and sustainable long-term employment opportunities for local people. The contractor will be recruiting 11 apprentices, and providing around 50 work experience opportunities with MITSkills throughout the project.

Lesley Watts CBE, CEO of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“The new diagnostic centre at West Middlesex University Hospital will provide a vital service for our residents, speeding up diagnosis and treatment. Most importantly, it will improve early diagnosis and health outcomes for patients in our community for years to come.

This new development is designed to be an all-electric building, and supports both Bouygues UK’s and the Trust’s commitment to the sustainable development of new-builds and facilities. 

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