BAM has begun above-ground construction work on the new state-of-the art pathology laboratory at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which is set to serve patients across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. As well as supporting improvements in diagnosis for people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, the new laboratory will help to meet the growing regional demand for specialist treatment and care whilst providing development opportunities for staff. With much of the pre-fabrication happening off-site, BAM Construction have been able to maximise efficiencies in their programme delivery and reduce waste, supporting the Trust’s sustainability and net zero carbon agenda.
Andrew Smithson, Project Manager at BAM Construction, North East, commented: “We’re really pleased with the progress we’re making so far on a facility that will bring huge benefits to the region. BAM is fully committed to playing its part in creating sustainable and environmentally-friendly developments, and the steps we have taken to ensure this is reflected in this project will also help to contribute towards Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ net zero carbon goals.”
The new facility is set to be completed by the end of summer 2023 and will become operational in the autumn. It is also part of the Trust’s wider health improvement plan which includes the development of a new adults’ hospital, a new home for Leeds Children’s Hospital and the largest single-site maternity centre in the UK – all brought together in one building on the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) site.
Simon Worthington, the Trust’s Director of Finance and Senior Responsible Officer for the Building the Leeds Way Programme, said: “Seeing the fantastic progress being made on the construction of our new pathology laboratory is a real boost for both the Trust and the wider community. It is also an opportunity for us to demonstrate how committed we are to transforming healthcare in Leeds and the wider city region, by taking another step further towards creating a state-of-the-art working space for our staff and providing an even better service for our patients.”
"BAM is fully committed to playing its part in creating sustainable and environmentally-friendly developments, and the steps we have taken to ensure this is reflected in this project will also help to contribute towards Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ net zero carbon goals," added Andrew Smithson.