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Spring 2023


£14.5 million

contract value

Procured via

the Scape framework

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital project to enable improved access to quality care

With an outstanding track record in public works, Willmott Dixon has been selected by the Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to extend and refurbish the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s Emergency Department. The £14.5 million project, which will include the creation of a new entrance into the healthcare facility, will provide greater accessibility for the local community to quality care and critical services.

Procured via the Scape framework, the university hospital project comprises the provision of a new CT scanning department, updated drop-off areas for visitors and the remodelling and landscaping of surrounding external areas. The new developments will also accommodate advancements in technology at the critical care facility.

An important consideration is the delivery of the programme in a live environment, as the Emergency Department will continue operating throughout the project. As part of the enabling works, the Willmott Dixon team have created an internal link tunnel so patients and staff can move safely between the hospital buildings.

Having been awarded “Project of the Year (over £50m)” at the prestigious Construction News Awards in September for the Pears Building in Hampstead Heath, handed over to the Royal Free Charity in 2021, and with work ongoing in Dunstable on the Chiltern Vale Integrated Health and Care Hub, which will deliver a cutting-edge £43 million combined healthcare and well-being facility for Central Bedfordshire Council, this project is yet another proud moment in our long history of delivering first-class healthcare facilities.

The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital extension and refurbishment project is due for completion in Spring 2023.


  • Expansion and refurbishment to deliver improved facilities and accessibility
  • Construction of an internal link tunnel for movement of patients and staff during live works
  • Latest in a line of successful projects in the public healthcare sector for Willmott Dixon




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