IBI Nightingale has won the £75m VITA Project, a whole service transformation to redevelop the Birmingham Women’s Hospital site and create a National Centre of Excellence for Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Trust (BWHT) in the UK.
Work starts immediately to submit the OBC by July 2014. Over the coming months, the Practice will be working with the Trust to deliver their Outline Business Case to be submitted for approval.
Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWFT) is a leading provider of healthcare services in the West Midlands, offering a range of services to around 50,000 women and men a year.
“The design of the VITA Project will enable BWHT to build on its excellent reputation and grow and deliver services, including: maternity, neonatal, genetics, laboratory, gynaecology and fertility,” said Professor Ros Keeton, Chief Executive of Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust.
“Working in partnership with IBI Nightingale we will design a hospital that delivers excellent healthcare, education, training and research, contributing to the health and wellbeing of the people of the West Midlands and beyond.”
The VITA Project will redevelop the Birmingham Women's Hospital site to allow all services to adopt new clinical practices, respond to increasing projected demand and enable replacement of unsuitable accommodation with first-class healthcare facilities.
“We share the Trust’s vision and fully recognise the potential to create a healthcare facility that defines Birmingham Women’s Hospital as an inspiring place to work and an exceptional facility to receive specialist care,” said Martha McSweeney, Harwell Office Principal.