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RUH Redevelopment Plan

Our Progress

August 2018
Work is well underway with the building's structure now prominent at the front of the hospital.

Construction company Kier came on site in November 2017, first clearing the ground and carrying out important preparatory work ahead of the main building project.

Over winter and into 2018, the foundations were dug and filled in and below-ground drainage runs completed. That work, including installing insulation and a Radon barrier, was finished before April.

Then, once a large tower crane was erected on site, the building's reinforced concrete superstructure began to rise into the air.

In early July the symbolic 'topping out' ceremony, the laying of the final concrete on the roof, was carried out by benefactor Christina Brownsword.

James Scott, Chief Executive, RUH said: "What started just a few months ago has now taken shape. It's truly remarkable how much of the building works has been accomplished. This building will have a major impact on the services the hospital provides to some 25,000 people each year."

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