Leighton Hospital Proposed External Visual
Day Architectural designed the extension facility

MTX wins £13m Leighton Hospital contract 

Dan Whelan

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed the modular construction firm to build a 44,000 sq ft extension to the Crewe hospital’s emergency department. 

MTX is to build a two-storey extension modular accident and emergency building for Leighton Hospital featuring treatment rooms, rapid assessment rooms, isolation bays, resus bays and a bereavement suite.

The £13m facility will also provide a dedicated paediatric unit and mental health assessment rooms, as well as offices and staff facilities, which are to be located on the ground floor. 

The location of the project, next to Leighton Hospital’s existing A&E department, will allow the relocation of ambulatory care services into the existing footprint, creating an ‘urgent care village’ that will support more cohesive working and improve patient experience, according to MTX.

The firm is currently progressing enabling works on site and the scheme is due to be completed later this year. 

Day Architectural designed the project, DSSR is the M&E consultant, and MDA Wirral is the structural engineer. 

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is developing a business case that proposes replacing 85% of the existing hospital, built in 1972.

Speaking last year, the trust said: “Leighton Hospital is in need of significant upgrade and renovation and is not suited to delivering modern healthcare services due to its size, layout and extensive repair programme.

“Rather than continue to spend considerable money to bring an unsuitable site to an acceptable standard, the trust is instead developing an exciting proposal for a new hospital that will replace 85% of the existing site.”

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