BAM starts construction of pathology laboratory at Leeds hospital in UK

WCN Editorial Team 29 Apr 2022 EUROPE BUILDINGS

BAM Construction has started construction work of new pathology laboratory at St James’s Hospital in Leeds, UK.

The facility will support hospitals in Leeds, West Yorkshire and Harrogate to enhance diagnostics for patients.

It will also cater to the growing demand for specialist treatment and care in this region.

The company has started working on the site at the north end of the St James’s Hospital campus and is preparing the ground for building the new laboratory.

Construction of the new facility is anticipated to be finished in the summer of 2023 and become functional in the autumn of the same year.

It will be a part of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Pathology Network, which was formed through the collaboration of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT).

The new pathology laboratory will enable the NHS Trust to integrate most of the pathology services currently provided in outdated facilities in the Old Medical School at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) and some of those by St James’s University Hospital.

BAM Construction north east pre-construction director Paul Cleminson said, ‘It builds on an excellent relationship with St James’ and the wider Trust based on our previous work together at the i3TMRI/Hybrid Cardiac Theatre scheme and the backlog maintenance programme across Leeds as well as incorporating the most modern ways of working known to our sector.

“It also draws on the lessons we’ve learned through delivering the Nightingale Hospital for Yorkshire and the Humber. It’s an exciting time to be involved with construction but this scheme will be especially important as it pushes the boundaries for us all.’

It will be built in a way to be mechanically ventilated with heat recovery and systems to reduce power and re-use heat.
Image: Construction of the new facility is anticipated to be finished in the summer of 2023. Credit: BAM



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