This appointment is part of the process for securing final approval for the car park from national government, which we anticipate to receive early next year.
In August 2023, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England approved the outline business case for phase two of the enabling works for the redevelopment of Whipps Cross Hospital. This includes the construction of a new 500-space multi-storey car park.
Since then, we have made progress as quickly as we can to procure a preferred construction partner.
We completed this procurement process in October and appointed Integrated Health Projects (IHP) as our preferred contractor.
Alastair Finney, Whipps Cross Redevelopment Director, said
This is good news and, with a preferred contractor in place, we can continue to make progress. Over the next few weeks, we will finalise the full business case for phase two of the enabling works, including agreement of the final cost of the works. Subject to national approvals, we remain on course for work to begin on site in 2024.
IHP is a well-established joint venture between VINCI Building and Sir Robert McAlpine (SRM).
The new car park was designed in response to local people’s feedback. There will be accessible spaces, motorcycle parking, and electric vehicle charging points – with infrastructure to provide additional charging spaces in the future.
We must build the car park first, with construction of the new hospital due to begin in 2025.