Lincoln firm wins £21m contract for hospital extension

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Lincoln property solutions business Simons Group has secured a £21.85 million contract to deliver a new hospital extension for Circle Health in Birmingham.

Simons Group will provide large scale rehabilitation services on the former BBC Pebble Mill site in Edgbaston’s Medical Quarter.

The group has now signed contracts with Medical Properties Trust, and will start work on site in mid-April.

The project will be constructed over 77 weeks and will include three operating theatres, expandable to six, an endoscopy procedure room, and 18 in-patient bedrooms.

Simons Chief Executive Tom Robinson said: “It’s going to be a really exciting project for Simons. The hospital will fill a gap in the UK patient pathway and help to relieve pressure on private and NHS services.

“We have a real interest in this sector, and our expertise in health played a significant part in this successful award, not least our work with Nuffield Health and more recently Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

“The team is really looking forward to getting started on site and continuing what we expect to be a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Medical Properties Trust and Circle Health.”

Paolo Pieri, CEO of Circle Health, said: “This state-of-the-art hospital will bring to Birmingham the high-quality care and excellent hospitality for which Circle Health is well-known, and is an important part of Circle’s strategy to add scale to the group.

“The intention is also to add a significant number of beds for physical and neurological rehabilitation, along with the latest rehabilitation technology. We’re pleased to work with Simons Group to make our newest hospital a reality.”