Belfast Maternity Unit at Royal Victoria Hospital building design, Northern Ireland healthcare news

Belfast Maternity Unit Royal Victoria Hospital

4 April 2024

Location: 274 Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Design: GBHP

New Belfast Maternity Unit reaches completion

Belfast Maternity Unit Royal Victoria Hospital Building

Belfast Maternity Unit at Royal Victoria Hospital Building News

4 April 2024, Belfast, Northern Ireland: The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust celebrates a significant milestone as Phase B1 of the Belfast Maternity Unit at Royal Victoria Hospital, constructed by GRAHAM-BAM Healthcare Partnership (GBHP), reaches completion and is officially handed over to the Trust. This achievement marks a significant advancement in healthcare infrastructure, promising to enhance the birthing experience for over 5,000 women annually who rely on the Royal Jubilee Maternity Service.

The completion of this state-of-the-art facility, valued at approximately £85 million, signifies a commitment to revolutionise maternity care in Belfast. Delivered by the GBHP, the project has been a collaborative effort aimed at meeting the evolving needs of expectant mothers and their families.

Peter Reavey, Director at GBHP, said: “This new Maternity Hospital represents the future of maternity care for Belfast. We are proud to deliver a facility that not only meets the highest standards of safety and comfort, but also fosters an environment of support and empowerment for mothers and their newborns.”

Belfast Maternity Unit Royal Victoria Hospital Building

Built adjacent to the existing Maternity Hospital, the new five-storey unit boasts modern amenities and innovative design features aimed at providing a welcoming and uplifting environment. With en-suite rooms equipped with birthing pools, delivery suites, obstetric theatres, and a neonatal intensive care unit – all conveniently located on one floor for seamless accessibility – the facility ensures comprehensive care for mothers and babies, from routine deliveries to those requiring specialised care.

The project’s success was not without its challenges – construction took place within a busy acute hospital environment surrounded by existing live hospital buildings. However, through close collaboration with the Trust’s management and stakeholders, GBHP implemented rigorous logistical coordination and infection prevention measures to minimise disruptions and ensure the safety of patients and staff.

Maureen Edwards, Belfast Trust Director of Finance, Estates & Capital Development, said: “Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is delighted that the handover of the new maternity hospital from contractors, GRAHAM-BAM, has taken place. This is a significant step in delivering a new modern facility which will provide a high standard of care for our mothers and their new babies. Our sincere thanks go to GRAHAM-BAM Healthcare Partnership, and of course our own staff for the work they continue to carry out to ensure we can open the building as soon as possible.”

In addition to the Maternity Hospital, GBHP also previously completed the £30 million Acute Mental Health Inpatient Centre at Belfast City Hospital.

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Belfast Maternity Unit Royal Victoria Hospital Building

GRAHAM-BAM Healthcare Partnership (GBHP)

GBHP is a joint venture between GRAHAM and BAM Contractors Ltd which delivers strategic healthcare projects on the island of Ireland.

GBHP has previously completed the construction of the £33m Acute Mental Health Inpatient Centre at Belfast City Hospital and the £95m Acute Services Block at the Ulster Hospital.

GBHP has delivered approximately £330m of healthcare projects for the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.


GRAHAM is a privately-owned company that specialises in the delivery of award-winning construction, civil engineering, interior fit-out, facilities management and investment projects.

A truly national business, with an annual turnover of over £1bn, it operates from a network of 23 regional offices throughout the UK and Ireland and employs over 2,200 staff.

Proudly “delivering lasting impact” since 1778, it is currently completing over 100 live projects across a range of key sectors including education, healthcare, commercial, retail, highways, and rail.
Looking ahead, GRAHAM is in a strong position with a record pipeline of £2bn.

The foundation of this success is its exemplary people development strategy, framed within a culture of Fairness, Inclusion & Respect. It was the first contractor in the UK to achieve Investors in People (IIP) Platinum and IIP Wellbeing accreditations and continues to invest in a range of industry-leading training, wellbeing, and mental health programmes.

As a responsible, sustainable contractor, GRAHAM has also aligned its CSR strategy to the UN Sustainable Development Goals to help achieve its ambitious social value and environmental targets.

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BAM Building Ltd is part of the Royal Bam Group (NL) with other business units in the UK being BAM Construct and Nutall. BAM was founded in 1859 and has delivered projects internationally.

Its core values of People, Planet and Performance are integrated into its project delivery strategies.

Its sustainability goals have established audited targets in decarbonisation, circularity, climate adaptation, biodiversity with social values in community, safety, health and inclusion.

BAM operates in Ireland and Northern Ireland, including large infrastructure projects with Northern Ireland Water, Narrow Water Bridge and A5.
Healthcare delivery has been a core skill since 2011 – the GBHP team having delivered to the highest quality on live sites, understanding the clients’ needs and collaborating to establish trust early in the project delivery.

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Address: E, 274 Grosvenor Rd, Belfast BT12 6BA

Phone: 028 9615 1037

Location: Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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