Press Release

Balfour Beatty awarded £35 million contract to start first phase of North London hospital redevelopment

15 December 2016


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been appointed to deliver the first phase of the redevelopment of The Royal National Orthopedic Hospital (RNOH) in North London on behalf of the RNOH NHS Trust.

The first phase of the redevelopment will involve the construction of a new state of the art five storey inpatient ward facility, accommodating up to 123 beds and a series of rehabilitation therapy and recreation suites for the specialist Neuro Musculoskeletal Orthopaedic Hospital, based in Stanmore.

Balfour Beatty will utilise its technological expertise across the project, including Building Information Modelling (BIM) during the design process, management of logistics and to act as the interface with live hospital operations and construction works so as to reduce the risk of delays and enhance operational efficiencies.

David Kennedy, Managing Director for Balfour Beatty’s Regional London business said, “There has been significant interest and support from Harrow Borough Council and the local community for the redevelopment of this historic hospital. We look forward to delivering the initial phase of what will be a first-class facility for patients of this world renowned hospital.

“Our experience in the healthcare construction sector will enable us to minimise the construction programme for this complex scheme, through utilising capabilities such as our integrated in-house 4D modelling capability throughout the project lifecycle”.

Frank Hennessy, Director of Redevelopment at the Trust said, “The Trust is delighted to see the commencement of the redevelopment of the hospital. This contract with Balfour Beatty represents the first step towards the complete replacement of the existing outdated infrastructure at Stanmore. Further phases are already at an advanced planning stage and will be implemented over the following decade or so”.

The project is due to complete in Autumn 2018. At its peak the project will employ over 200 people, with a specific focus on the employment of local labour and SMEs.


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Notes to editors:

• Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 34,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.

Our main geographies are the UK, US, Middle East and South East Asia. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the world’s biggest shopping mall in Dubai, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

• Balfour Beatty is a trusted delivery partner to the healthcare sector and has delivered £2 billion worth of healthcare projects in the past decade providing 800 mental health beds and 3000 acute beds. It has strong financial covenants providing clients with financial certainty for schemes requiring private sector investment. With its specialist Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick business, Balfour Beatty is able to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions such as its award-winning off-site manufacturing facility, Modular Systems+.

Balfour Beatty is at the forefront of the development of BIM in the delivery of highly serviced complex construction projects, allowing the project team to ‘build before build’, to test access, risk and future maintenance requirements. Balfour Beatty has a developed database of clinical equipment and can interface with Trust ADB schedules to create bespoke project data.

Hospitals and healthcare facilities recently completed by Balfour Beatty include the £553m Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, the £252m University College Hospital in Middlesex, the £180m Stobhill and New Victoria Hospitals in Glasgow, the £172m Victoria Acute Hospital in Kirkcaldy, Fife, the £136m Salford Royal Hospital and the £78m Tameside Hospital.

Image: RNOH inpatient ward block

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