Move into brand new hospital begins at Central Middlesex
The new building at Central Middlesex Hospital was handed over on Friday 17th March, and the move has begun, bringing to a close a 10-year total site redevelopment for the 103-year old hospital.
In 1997, the Trust started work on the ACAD Centre, and in 2002 received Government approval to build the second and final phase. Building work started in November 2003, under the Private Finance Initiative, with Bouygues UK as the main contractor.
The £80m new facility, the first hospital to be built in south Brent for a hundred years, includes:
- an acute and critical care centre
- an Emergency Treatment Centre
- a minor accident & GP treatment centre
- three operating theatres
- the Rainbow Children's Centre
- inpatient areas, all named after local parks - Abbey, Gladstone and Roundwood
- an expert consulting centre and a number of specialist units eg diabetes and renal
A staged approach is being taken to move each of the departments from the old hospital to the new. The first department to transfer was cardiac & respiratory medicine over the first weekend and a programme of moves will then see the old site vacated by the end of April, followed by the demolition of the old buildings in anticipation of new bus interchange and visitor car parks being built in the autumn, with the siite fully developed by January next year.
Even before they open, new facilities have already won an award: along with the ACAD Centre and new Birth Centre, CMH has been recognised for its high design values by the prestigious Commission for Architecture in the Built Environment.
For more details on the project, visit our Developments section.