Green light for Circle Birmingham Hospital
Circle Health, the hospitals, rehabilitation and healthcare services group, announced on 4 April, 2017 that it has signed contracts for the construction of a new hospital on the former BBC Pebble Mill site in Birmingham. Construction will begin later this month. Completion will be in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the hospital will be open to patients shortly afterwards.
Circle Birmingham Hospital will provide three operating theatres (expandable to six), an endoscopy procedure room, and 18 in-patient bedrooms, packed with the latest technology – and with the capacity to extend theatres and inpatient facilities as demand increases. The intention is to then add a significant number of rehabilitation beds, for patients with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, accompanied by comprehensive rehabilitation facilities.
The construction of Circle Birmingham is an important part of Circle’s agenda to grow the group substantially, and follows last month’s announcement that that Circle had signed an £85m contract to manage musculoskeletal services for local NHS commissioners in Greenwich.
Construction will be by Simons Group according to plans created by Bryden Wood’s multi-disciplinary team of architects and designers.
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.