Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust director of infrastructure Jonathan Pearce said: “Instead of forming a large central site we will concentrate on enhancing facilities at both of our existing hospitals. By using a framework, we can approve jobs one by one and the whole project becomes more manageable and less risky.”
The pre-qualification questions for the framework are being finalised. Work will come from three construction lots of up to £5 million, between £5 million and £20 million, and over £20 million.
Construction will happen in four phases, centred mainly on Wexham Park Hospital. The first of 12 major jobs to go ahead will be the £15 million redevelopment of the women and children’s ward.
Last February, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust tried to push the job forward as a joint venture with a developer.
The trust was close to drawing up a shortlist but the plan was abandoned after proving too risky.