The Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England have approved the outline business case for phase two of the enabling works for the redevelopment of Whipps Cross Hospital. These works include the construction of a new 500-space multi-storey car park, which must be completed before building of the new hospital itself can begin.
Responding to the decision, Whipps Cross Redevelopment Director Alastair Finney said:
This is excellent news and an important milestone towards delivering a new Whipps Cross Hospital for staff and for the people of north east London.
We now want to make progress as quickly as possible. We have already begun the process for procuring a construction partner to carry out the works and we expect to have identified a preferred contractor by this Autumn.
We can now begin the process of finalising the full business case for phase two of the enabling works. This includes agreement of the final cost of the works and securing the funding from the Department of Health and Social Care to deliver them. Subject to national approvals, we anticipate that work will begin on site in early 2024.”