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 d├ęcor 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.