Kier to build £70m Nuffield hospital in Manchester

Construction company Kier has been appointed to build a £70 million private hospital in Manchester for not-for-profit healthcare provider Nuffield Health.

The investment by Nuffield will see the construction of the new hospital on the site of Manchester Metropolitan University’s former campus on Hathersage Road.

The new hospital will provide more than 90,000 sq ft of healthcare facilities over three floors and will include five operating theatres, an imaging and diagnostic suite, 50 patient rooms and 30 consultation rooms.

Construction is due to begin later this year with a completion date of spring 2019.

Kier Construction Northern managing director John O’Callaghan said: “We’re extremely pleased to have been awarded this opportunity to provide a state-of-the-art hospital in Manchester and are looking forward to developing the strong working relationship we have built with Nuffield Health in the pre-construction phase of the project.

“Kier has built over £2 billion of healthcare facilities in the past 12 years and we’ll be using our experience and expertise in this sector to ensure we deliver a world class facility for patients.”