Darwin Group starts work on new facility at Airedale General Hospital

Offsite construction approach will deliver new wards in just six months

An artist's impression of the new unit
An artist's impression of the new unit

Work has started on a project to build additional space at Airedale General Hospital in West Yorkshire.

Utilising modern methods of construction (MMC), Darwin Group will deliver a 15-bed high dependency unit (HDU) and 30-bed general acute ward on a steep sloping site which will connect back to the existing hospital corridor at ground-floor level.

Due for completion in March, the development will also include a new under-croft space on the lower ground floor which will accommodate the plant room for the new development.

Darwin Group’s in-house management team is working closely with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and its estates and facilities subsidiary, AGH Solutions, to ensure minimal disruption to services during the construction period. 

Darwin Group will achieve this by delivering large parts of the project using a volumetric hybrid modular system manufactured offsite at its factory. 

Charles Pierce, managing director at Darwin Group, said: “We are proud to have delivered some fantastic NHS buildings and we are thrilled to add this project to our portfolio. 

“The initial designs for the building look fantastic and the team is looking forward to bringing the plans to life.”

David Moss, managing director of AGH Solutions, added: “We are pleased that our building works are beginning, and that Darwin Group is working with us on this project.  

“It will make a real difference to both our patients and our staff, and I am looking forward to seeing the building take shape.”

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