Pochin Construction has won a £7.8m contract to build the new Ronald McDonald House for family accommodation at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses and 29 further suites of family rooms in hospitals across the UK for families of children undergoing hospital treatment.
The new 'home away from home' facility at the Royal was designed by Manchester-based AEW Architects and will contain 60 bedrooms in a five-storey building.
Steve Burne, managing director of AEW Architects, said: "We have worked for a number of years with Ronald McDonald House Charities to create an identity and an environment that helps this amazing charity provide support to families with children in hospital. The fact that Pochin has secured the construction contract is great news, as I know from experience that our requirement for the highest standards in quality and delivery will be met."
The steel frame building will be clad in a James & Taylor Rainscreen system, incorporating a large cantilever feature canopy, from roof level over the front elevation.
Jonathan Pochin, managing director at Pochin Construction, said: "This is a highly prestigious contract. The work that Ronald McDonald House Charities does to enable its houses to be built and maintained is fantastic and we are very proud to be a part of the programme. We will use the construction phase to promote the charity's work and we will also put our weight behind fundraising wherever possible."
Anne Roberts, head of operations and development at Ronald McDonald House Charities, said: "Pochin has an excellent reputation in the construction industry, so we are looking forward to working closely with the team when construction starts on site later this year."
Construction will begin in early November and is due for completion at the end of 2011.