IHP appointed main contractor to build National Rehabilitation Centre in UK

WCN Editorial Team 12 May 2022 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Integrated Health Projects (IHP) has been selected as the main contractor to build the National Rehabilitation Centre in the UK.

The NRC will be one of the initial schemes to be provided under the government’s commitment to construct 40 new hospitals by the end of this decade.

It is intended to be net zero carbon in line with the Greener NHS pledge to become the first net-zero national health service in the world.

Currently, pre-construction activity proceed on site, which is part of the Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Estate (SHRE) near Rempstone in Nottinghamshire.

The main construction work will begin after final agreements from the government.

IHP, an alliance between Vinci Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, was chosen after the procure process under the P22 Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) procurement framework.

This framework provides design and construction services for use by the NHS and Social Care organisations.

The NRC is claimed to have the potential to alter clinical rehabilitation across the NHS in UK and Wales.

It will bring clinical rehabilitation, research, development and commercial innovation, and training and education under one roof.

The NRC programme sponsor is Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust, while NUH is procuring the appointment of main contractor.

IHP healthcare sector lead Stuart McArthur said, “We are delighted that IHP has been appointed to the construction of the National Rehabilitation Centre through the P22 DHSC procurement framework. Through the 20 successful years of our alliance, we have demonstrated that we have the expertise and experience necessary to match the unique nature of this project. We look forward to working in close collaboration with NHP and NUH on delivering this new model of rehabilitation in an inspiring setting, which will benefit patients and staff whilst supporting leading edge research.”

NRC programme director Miriam Duffy said: “IHP is a great fit and I’m impressed not just with their technical capability but with their understanding of the uniqueness of the NRC. We’re confident of creating a great construction partnership that will see the outstanding NRC building come to life and help us to get on with treating patients.”

The 70-bed NRC will be constructed on a site approximately 400m from the counterpart Defence facility – the ‘Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Stanford Hall’.

Both the NRC and the Defence facility are a part of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) Programme.

The NRC project team includes Ryder Architecture, Arup and Fira (landscape architects) apart from IHP.

Image: The 70-bed NRC will be constructed on a site approximately 400m from the counterpart Defence facility. Credit: Integrated Health Projects/National Rehabilitation Centre Programme.

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