The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Shortlisted candidates announced for second stage of tender process to design new hospitals in Leeds

1 February 2021

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is pleased to announce that the following candidates have been shortlisted to proceed to the second stage of the tender processes for architects and design teams to work on its prestigious hospital development project.

The shortlisted companies are:

Architect/Lead Designer

  • Building Design Partnership (BDP)
  • CF Moller Danmark
  • HOK International
  • NBBJ
  • Penoyre & Prasad/Schmidt Hammer Lassen


Mechanical and Electrical Designer (including sustainability and digital)

  • Hoare Lea
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Ove Arup and Partners
  • Ramboll UK
  • WSP UK


Civil and Structural Designer

  • BDP
  • Curtins Consulting
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Ove Arup and Partners
  • WSP UK

The Trust has the funding and planning approvals in place to design and build a state-of-the-art hospital for adult healthcare and a purpose-built new home for Leeds Children’s Hospital (LCH). Called Hospitals of the Future, this is a major development of more than 94,000m2 in the heart of the city.

Hospitals of the Future is one of six projects to receive a share of £2.7 billion funding in the first wave of the UK Government’s Health Infrastructure Plan, its national programme of healthcare capital investment. The Trust is working to a scheme cost of £600m.

In November 2020, OJEU notices were issued for an Architect/Lead designer; Mechanical & Electrical designer (with specialist sustainability/Net Zero Carbon and digital design services) and a Civil and Structural designer.

Having been successful at the Selection Questionnaire stage of the process, bidders will now be asked to further consider the Trust’s requirements and set out their detailed delivery approaches, including how they plan to engage with patients and staff on the design of the new hospitals.

As one of the largest and busiest acute hospital trusts in the UK, Leeds Teaching Hospitals delivers outstanding care for patients from the city and across the country. It is a centre of excellence for specialist services, globally recognised for research and innovation and a leader in medical education and training.

Candidates will have to demonstrate that their approaches meet the Trust’s needs and that they have the ideas to support the Trust’s ambition for innovation, and the establishment of new standards for healthcare design.

These include making the new hospitals the most digitally advanced and smart in the UK; leading on sustainability and carbon reduction; promoting best practice through Designing for Manufacture and Assembly and Modern Methods of Construction and becoming the first UK acute trust in the HIP Programme to be accredited to the WELL Building Standard.

Simon Worthington, the Trust’s Director of Finance and Senior Responsible Officer for Building the Leeds Way, its programme of estates improvement and investment said:

“We’re delighted to announce the shortlist for this next stage of the tender process. We have been encouraged by the strength of the candidates and look forward to exploring their skills, knowledge and experience further in the next few weeks.”

Final appointments of the architects and design teams are expected in late Spring.