Bam bags £85m Glan Clwyd hospital upgrade

Bam Construct has been awarded an £84.5m job to build a mental health facility in Bodelwyddan, Wales.

The contractor will develop a 63-bed facility at Glan Clwyd hospital, in the north of Wales. It won the work via the £560m NHS Building for Wales framework.

Betsi Cadwaladr University’s (BCU) Health Board is the client for the scheme, which will include the development of a new inpatient adult and older persons mental health unit.

The job got the go-ahead on Monday from the Welsh government.

Rob Bailey, Bam Construct director and healthcare lead in the north-west of England and north Wales, said the project would deliver “significantly improved facilities” at the site.

“We have established a strong and successful relationship with the University Health Board through previously delivered projects and we look forward to continuing this success with this important healthcare project for the region,” he added.

Work will see the replacement of existing care facilities at the site, while providing facilities for patients’ families to stay on site. The development includes a 14-bed older persons mental health ward and a 13-bed dementia care assessment unit.

Work on the project is set to begin in 2024, with a completion date of 2026.

The recent award marks a collection of projects scooped by the contractor at the hospital, after it scored a £18m job to develop a neonatal unit at the site in 2017. It also clinched a job to develop a cancer treatment unit at the hospital in 2013.

Last year Bam took on a £30m job to expand Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

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