MP shows support with visit to Midland Met

14th Dec 2018

John Spellar MP for Warley took time out of his busy schedule to drop in on Midland Met this morning to see for himself how the building is shaping up following the recommencement of work on site.

The visit comes as the Trust – Sandwell and West Birmingham – which will run the new hospital, is about to begin the process of tendering for a contractor to take over construction of the two thirds built emergency hospital. Building giant Balfour Beatty started work last month on the interim repair, making good the parts of the building that were left open to the elements since work stopped in January.

Trust Chief Executive Toby Lewis said: “We are pleased that Midland Met’s local MP, Mr John Spellar, took time out to visit the site and see the cranes in action once again.

“He has been very supportive of our efforts to ensure we have the funding in place and the right construction arrangements to finish the hospital, as an essential acute hospital which will transform the health and wellbeing of the local population, and bring investment and regeneration opportunities to the nearby area.”

Mr Spellar commented: “I am delighted to see work starting again on the site of this long awaited and much needed project. Toby Lewis and his team have worked tirelessly to bring this about. The people of Sandwell and West Birmingham have waited too long for this hospital and I have urged the management and Government to get this completed as soon as possible.”

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