A Vinci Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine joint venture has been named winner of a £13.7m emergency department at Lister Hospital.
The Integrated Health Projects JV was appointed by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust for the project.
Work will include an extension to the existing Accident and Emergency department within the existing hospital grounds and remodelling of the existing day surgery unit to house a new fracture clinic.
Further works will include refurbishing the current A&E department, paediatrics and the MRI scanning facilities which will be extended to include a recovery area. A remodelled Ultrasound facility is also included in the scheme.
The new emergency department, and additional works, comes as part of a major £75 million four phase redevelopment of Lister Hospital that, on completion, will see the hospital become the primary centre of emergency treatment and inpatient services for the east and north of Hertfordshire.
The phased development involves 11 other major projects, including a new £20 million ward block and a £20 million extension to current operating theatres and a new endoscopy unit, which are currently awaiting approval.
IHP will begin enabling works in June 2012, with main construction works starting in July and a completion date of September 2014.