Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

We helped deliver the UK’s first new acute hospital in 70 years.

£553 million

Total debt and equity funding

40 year


This Public-Private Partnership contract included the design, construction, financing, maintenance and management of the lifecycle replacement of the new hospital. Queen Elizabeth Hospital admitted its first patients on June 16, 2010 and has steadily offered the highest level of care thanks to a purpose-built environment and the latest technological advances. Bright, welcoming and calm, the design of the new hospital is specifically focused around the needs of patients and visitors, making a hospital visit as easy and pleasant as possible.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital was designed and built on time and on budget by Balfour Beatty and is now operated under the direction of Balfour Beatty Investments. The project includes 1,353 beds and a new psychiatric facility. The beds incorporate 44% in single rooms and the remainder in four-bed, single-sex rooms with en-suite facilities. This design greatly improves the ability to prevent infection, as it gives greater ability to protect or isolate patients.

Queen Elizabeth hospital, Birmingham