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Construction update - March 2016

There has been a lot of activity on the energy centre with the concrete frame works now up to first floor slab level.

Construction update - February 2016

It has been a busy start to 2016 on site, despite the windy weather, which can mean we need to temporarily stop using our tower cranes occasionally to ensure the safety of everyone working on site. Lots of concrete has been poured and walls and floors are now being constructed in earnest.

Construction update - January 2016

In this, the first construction column for the New Papworth Hospital for 2016, I'll start by saying happy New Year to everyone and wish you all a healthy and happy year ahead.

Construction update - December 2015

In this, the first construction column for the New Papworth Hospital for 2016, I'll start by saying happy New Year to everyone and wish you all a healthy and happy year ahead.

Construction update - November 2015

In the last construction column for the New Papworth Hospital for 2015, I’ll begin by saying that our first year of onsite building has really flown by.

Construction update - October 2015

We’re moving towards the 900 days until opening mark, with autumn starting to take hold and activities on site are gathering pace.

Construction update - September 2015

Two tower cranes have been installed and are now working on site. The larger one is 54 metres high and can lift five tonnes at the end of its 55-metre long jib.

Construction update - August 2015

In August the new Papworth Hospital site will get busier, with, on average, 12 trucks each day bringing in concrete and equipment as the frame of the building starts to go up.

Papworth Hospital marks 1,000 days to opening of new hospital

A countdown clock was unveiled at Papworth Hospital marking 1,000 days to the opening of the bespoke new build in Cambridge.

Virtual clocks were also placed on the public website for patients, their families and our supporters to keep track of how far away the opening of the new hospital is.

New Papworth Hospital given final approval - 13 March 2015

Papworth Hospital is pleased to announce that financial close has been reached for the New Papworth Hospital project, allowing work to start immediately on the Cambridge site.

Papworth Hospital announces acquisition of land for new hospital in Cambridge - 23 December 2014

Land for the new Papworth Hospital has been bought on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in preparation for work to start in the New Year.

Treasury signs off new Papworth Hospital - 01 May 2014

Papworth Hospital welcomes the announcement today that the business case for the relocation of Papworth Hospital to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus has been approved by HM Treasury.

Papworth Hospital announces intention to appoint preferred bidder for new hospital - 02 December 2013

The first images illustrating what the New Papworth Hospital will look like have today been unveiled, as Papworth Hospital announces its intention to appoint Skanska as the preferred bidder to lead the project.

New Papworth Hospital: Two consortia proceed to next stage - 14 July 2011

Two leading European consortia have been named to proceed to the next stage of the development of the New Papworth Hospital to be built on the biomedical campus in Cambridge.

New Papworth Hospital - three consortia shortlisted - 2 November 2010

Three leading consortia have been shortlisted to work with Papworth Hospital as plans are developed to relocate the hospital onto the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

High levels of interest in the new Papworth Hospital project - 23 September 2010

Six private-sector consortia have asked to be considered as partners for the project to relocate the internationally renowned Papworth Hospital to a site on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Progress on the new Papworth Hospital project - 5 August 2010

The Papworth Hospital Board of Directors has agreed that the project to relocate Papworth Hospital to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will now move to the next stage.

Planning consent granted for Cambridge Biomedical Campus - 19 October 2009

Outline planning consent has been granted by Cambridge City Council for the development of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus which includes the new 290 bed purpose-built Papworth Hospital on an eight-acre site.