New Papworth Hospital
Papworth Hospital has been given the go-ahead to proceed with building a new state-of-the-art hospital on a world-class biomedical campus in Cambridge following HM Treasury approval in May 2014.
This historic milestone comes after Papworth Hospital announced its intention to appoint its preferred bidder, Skanska, in December 2013.
The new purpose-built hospital will be built on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and will include 310-beds with virtually 100% single rooms, outpatient services and a wide range of diagnostic and treatment facilities.
We will have landmark buildings of which patients, public and staff will be proud, providing modern facilities that will provide a first-class environment for patients and staff and the highest quality care.
The project has unanimous support from NHS organisations across the spectrum including the Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) as well as the full support of the hospital’s Council of Governors.
The co-location of Papworth Hospital with the other organisations on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will bring benefits to our patients as they will have immediate access to a range of services and also bring opportunities in terms of research and education on which the treatments of tomorrow will be based.
The £165million project is funded from private finance and public sector funding.
Additionally, a Heart and Lung Research Institute, a joint venture between Papworth Hospital and the University of Cambridge, will be built on the campus adjacent to the new Hospital.
It is anticipated that the construction will commence in early 2015. The construction and commissioning phase is expected to be complete by late 2017.
To view the project timeline please click here.