Vinci Construction has started enabling works for a 130,000 sq ft Spire private hospital in the 20-acre Siemens Princess Road campus, West Didsbury.
The four-storey Spire hospital will be a replacement facility for the operator's current building in Whalley Range. The development will include outpatient and inpatient facilities, six operating theatres and a conference suite. There will also be 595 car parking spaces.
Completion is scheduled for 2017.
The hospital is part of Siemens' redevelopment of the Princess Road campus, which was approved in November 2014. Alongside the Spire scheme, the mixed-use masterplan for the site includes 140,000 sq ft of new-build offices, the refurbishment of the 87,000 sq ft Sir William Siemens House, and 90 homes.
The hospital was designed by Halliday Meecham. Turner & Townsend is the project manager.
Chris Chadwick, hospital director at Spire Manchester Hospital, said: "Today marks the first step in the construction process for this flagship development, which represents a significant investment by Spire Healthcare. The new hospital will bring new Spire services to the people of Manchester and surrounding areas, plus a focus on research and education. We expect the new hospital to provide employment and economic benefits to the local area from this great new venture."