Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

This extensive £150m redevelopment of Luton & Dunstable (L&D) University hospital covers key services including a new birthing centre and A&E expansion.

Working with the redevelopment team, we’ve introduced a number of smaller enabling schemes, such as temporary theatres and remodelling, which will ensure a smooth development process for local people, staff and patients which have also received planning permission.

Project Details

  • A new delivery suite, neonatal unit and a new theatre
  • HIgh-quality medical facilities
  • Increased parking provision
  • A new central plaza
  • Increased access to green space

Our team secured planning permission in 2016. The hospital previously offered a full range of acute and specialist services from its existing site, serving a catchment population of 300,000 people and employed around 3,700 dedicated staff. However, despite its success, the physical buildings, layout and décor did not reflect the exceptional level of care.

The proposals include a ‘hot services block’ which will also comprise a new delivery suite, neonatal unit and new theatre. As well as high-quality medical facilities, visitors, staff and patients will benefit from increased parking provision, a central covered boulevard providing retail and catering facilities and increased access to green space with a new central plaza.

After consulting with the local community, the need for services that are efficient and sustainable became clear, but needed to be provided in a way that offers minimal disruption to the busy hospital.