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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 was 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 saw the creation of a new entrance into the healthcare facility, relocation of the reception and reconfiguring of the emergency department to provide greater accessibility for the local community to quality care and critical services.

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

Wide view of new ED waiting area.JPG

An important consideration was delivery in a live environment, as the Emergency Department continued operating throughout the project. As part of the enabling works, our team 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 for the Pears Building in Hampstead Heath, handed over to the Royal Free Charity in 2021, this project is yet another proud moment in our long history of delivering first-class healthcare facilities.


  • 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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