27th August 2020

Cleveland Clinic London progressing at pace

We are pleased to confirm that construction of the state-of-the-art healthcare facility has continued successfully, whilst maintaining the safety of onsite workers during the pandemic.

Cleveland Clinic London and Sir Robert McAlpine are pleased to confirm that construction of the state-of-the-art healthcare facility at 33 Grosvenor Place, London, has continued successfully whilst maintaining the safety of onsite workers during the pandemic. The combined project team is making positive progress towards a revised completion date of the building work in September 2021. The hospital is expected to open in early 2022 after a short period of commissioning. Cleveland Clinic London will begin seeing patients in its outpatient clinic located at 24 Portland Place from Autumn 2021.

Like all major construction projects, the work at Cleveland Clinic London had to temporarily pause when the Covid-19 crisis hit in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the workforce. As lockdown restrictions have eased, appropriate site operating procedures have been implemented to resume work safely in line with government and industry guidelines.

The global social and economic impact of the pandemic has further highlighted the critical future role of healthcare and reinforces Cleveland Clinic’s commitment to investing in London, one of the leading international healthcare centres.

Paul Hamer, Chief Executive of Sir Robert McAlpine, said: “We are proud to work with Cleveland Clinic London on delivering this world class healthcare facility in the heart of London. Despite the current challenges of the pandemic which has added significant complexity to the project, the resilience and commitment of the team has been exemplary, allowing construction to resume safely and progress at pace.”

Dr Brian Donley, CEO of Cleveland Clinic London, adds: ‘We are incredibly excited to be bringing Cleveland Clinic London to life. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges and an unavoidable delay due to lockdown, but we are now making great progress whilst ensuring the safety of all workers on site. We are building one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the UK, a state-of-the-art facility,  and are thrilled to confirm this new completion date.’

During the lockdown, Cleveland Clinic London’s construction team donated personal protective equipment (PPE), including over 5,000 face masks, 10,500 gloves and 99 litres of hand sanitiser, which have helped six Westminster voluntary and community organisations at the heart of the emergency response to continue their support for the most vulnerable locally.

Once open, Cleveland Clinic London will have 184 inpatient beds, including 29 ITU beds; eight operating rooms; a full imaging suite; endoscopy and catheterization labs; day case rooms for surgery; and a full neurological suite with rehabilitation. The facility will offer comprehensive medical and surgical services, with a special focus on Heart, Vascular & Thoracic, Digestive Disease, Neurosciences, and Orthopaedics. Most of the existing façade of the building is being maintained and the original entrances to the building will be reinstated.

News and comment