Designers for two new hospitals for Leeds announced

The Hospitals of the Future project is part of the government’s commitment to build 40 hospitals by 2030.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed Perkins and Will to lead the architectural design of its Hospitals of the Future programme, as part of its long-term vision to transform healthcare facilities for patients and staff in Leeds and the wider region. MJ Medical have been appointed by the Trust as Medical Equipment Advisers.

The project includes a new state-of-the-art adults’ hospital and a new home for Leeds Children’s Hospital – providing world-class facilities for children, maternity and ambulatory care at the current Leeds General Infirmary site. Outdoor space and play areas were some of the facilities that children and young patients suggested in a design competition, held last year, which have inspired the architects with their latest concept. Any visit to a hospital can be a stressful time for patients and their families, and the proposed communal outdoor spaces will create a safe, calm and comforting area for everyone to enjoy.

"Our brief to designers was to create new hospitals that provide us with the best clinical design solutions, and all through this process we have involved those who know our hospitals best – our patients, clinicians and healthcare staff who work there every day – and we’ll be engaging with them again as we move towards finalising our proposals with the design team."

Simon Worthington, Director of Finance and Senior Responsible Officer, Leeds NHS Teaching Trust

“We’re very proud of the progress we have made with the plans for our new hospitals, which will be the most important development in Leeds city centre for a generation. Digital technology and world-leading innovative techniques will be central to the services provided in the new hospitals whilst the old hospital estate will be redeveloped as part of the City’s Innovation District, bringing about direct and wider economic benefits of up to £11.2bn in net present value terms and more than 3,600 jobs.”

Dame Linda Pollard, Chair, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

“We’re looking forward to working with The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and other stakeholders in developing a state-of-the-art hospital for the people of Leeds and surrounding area.”

Dan Gibson, Technical Director, MJ Medical