Co Down firm Graham in £57m deal to build maternity hospital
Co Down firm Graham Construction is set to build the Royal Victoria new £57m maternity hospital in a joint venture with another company.
Graham and Bam Ireland will develop the new facility, which will include delivery suites, obstetric theatres, a midwife-led unit and a neo-natal intensive care unit. The midwife-led unit will feature ensuite rooms and a birthing pool.
Karen Brookes, director of capital planning and redevelopment for the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, said the trust was excited about the project.
"We look forward to working with our partners, Graham and Bam, to create a high-quality, modern maternity hospital that will help enable us to deliver quality care designed to meet the needs of more than 6,000 women who have their babies delivered by the Royal Jubilee maternity service each year," she added.
Graham Construction is based in Hillsborough but operates around the UK and Ireland.
It previously worked on £180m of new facilities at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald and a £30m mental health unit at Belfast City Hospital.
In Scotland it is developing the £134m Baird and Anchor projects for NHS Grampian.
And in England it is building a £30m cancer treatment centre at Thames Valley Science Park in Reading.