Lend Lease bagged the £70m contract to build a new emergency care hospital in East Cramlington, Northumbria.
The project was hotly contested by Bam Construct, Farrans and Vinci. The hospital will be the first in the county to have specialists working around the clock to ensure seriously ill or injured patients get treatment quicker.
As well as a major A&E department, the new hospital, designed by the trust's clinicians, includes a short-stay paediatric facility and consultant-led maternity unit. Its innovative design, spread over three floors, includes wards arranged around a central nurses' station, to enable staff to keep a closer eye on patients.
The new facility is part of the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's £200m investment programme to improve healthcare in Northumberland and North Tyneside over the next 10 years. This was one of the largest construction projects in the north east. The project recognises Lend Lease's commitment to the building of community facilities for the people of the region.
Naylor Concrete supplied Hi-Spec R8 and R6 concrete lintels to Specialist Brickwork Contractor P James throughout the construction of the project that was completed in 2015.