Project details

Project Value: £35.0m

Contract: NEC3 Option A

Role: Cost Consultant


Circle Health commissioned the construction of a new private hospital facility to be constructed on the old Pebble Mill site in Birmingham. After works had commenced on site they also commissioned additional works to be included into the contract via a Deed of Variation. This was a 120 rehabilitation facility to enable the project to undertake a wide range of services to both individual patients and companies, all designed by Brydon Wood Limited.


Function of the Building

The hospital facility provides a new purpose-built private patient hospital comprising three operating theatres (with a further two theatres left as ‘’shell only’’, endoscopy, nineteen in-patient bedrooms, day case recovery areas, Resident Medical Officer facilities, consulting rooms, out-patient treatment rooms, physio facilities, imaging, MRI, X-Ray and ultrasound rooms, physiotherapy facilities, café and reception, and associated circulation, administration and plant areas.

The rehabilitation facility provides services for cardio, MSK and neuro patients and comprises 120 rehabilitation bedrooms, consulting rooms, ten treatment rooms and seventeen therapy pods, nine physiotherapy treatment rooms, gyms and ergonomics analysis rooms, kitchen facilities and additional dining and leisure spaces, office and administration.

The scheme is complete with all services, drainage and extensive external works.


Nature of Involvement

TCQ were appointed to provide an estimation of overall costs and to negotiate and agree a contract cost with the Client appointed Contractor and in the preparation and issuing of tender and contract documents. This also included additional traditional Quantity Surveying services at Pre Contract stage.

Post Contract services included attendance at all progress and site meetings, monthly cost reporting, agreement of compensation events and prolongation, valuations and Client draw-down schedules of total out-turn cost and preparation and completion of the final account.


Project Performance

Circle Birmingham Hospital is an integral part of the city’s push to build the region’s reputation as an international centre of excellence for health care bringing thousands of jobs to the area over the next 3 years. It was therefore vital that the scheme was delivered on time and within budget. TCQ delivered on both.

By collaborative working and extending our role to ensure client requirements were met or exceeded expectations and enabled both the additional works and revised new works to commence on site with minimum disruption to either project phase.

The project was completed both within the allotted timeframe and within the increased client budget.


Client Response

We have worked with Cos on numerous projects over the past 7 years from small refit works to new hospitals. His collaborative approach builds Trust with Stakeholders and is balanced with a challenging and driven delivery focus.

Robert Botwright
Circle Health