At a glance


England, Europe

Type of project






Delivering a leading hospital

Peterborough City Hospital, is now regarded as the City’s most significant building project since the cathedral was built in 1238.

Multiplex Europe completed the US $565 million three months ahead of schedule.

The healthcare campus features: a 612-bed, 22-theatre Major Acute Hospital; a 98-bed Mental Health Unit; a 39-bed City Care Centre; a multi storey car park; helicopter pad; hard and soft landscaping and highway works.

The Acute Hospital encompasses specialist areas including; a Cancer Centre, Cardiology Centre, a Women’s and Children’s Unit and Adult and Paediatric Emergency Centres.

The design of each facility is patient-focused to facilitate a good standard of care and also to promote a comfortable experience. Emphasis is placed on colour, views, natural light and artwork of a sensory-considered design. The windows are purposefully located to ensure green views are available where possible, otherwise Sedum roofing and courtyard installations have been established to enhance the vistas.

Peterborough City is the first new-build hospital in the UK to pioneer innovative ‘Cruciform’ wards – four-bedded bays that create a large personal space around each bed and maximise the availability of daylight.

An ‘Excellent’ NHS Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT) rating has been achieved, along with commendation for innovations including the Energy Centre using a CHP solution, ‘Green’ Sedum roof, Ethylene TetrafluoroEthylene Co-Polymer (ETFE) roofs to the Atria and lightwells (resulting in higher transmissions, improved thermal performance and reduced heating costs) and features such as touch sensors to taps.

The diligence of Multiplex in understanding and achieving the Trusts’ aspirations has resulted in a state-of-the-art hospital for Peterborough with numerous innovations, finishes of exceptional quality and a welcoming and user-friendly environment.

The standard of workmanship and finish has been continually praised by the Trust, Independent Reviewer, hospital staff and patients.

  • 2012 – Bronze Award - National Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • 2011 – Silver Award - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
  • 2011 – Silver Award - National Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • 2010 – Silver Award (Peterborough Mental Health Unit & Intensive Care Centre) - National Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • 2010 – Silver Award (Peterborough Acute Hospital) - National Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • 2010 – Performance Beyond Compliance - National Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • 2010 – Best Commercial/Community Development Project, in recognition of high standards of design, construction and workmanship for Peterborough City Hospital - Peterborough Design and Construction Awards in association with Peterborough City Council and Local Authority Building Control
  • 2009 – Bronze Award - National Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • Architect – Nightingale Associates
  • Mechanical & Electrical Consultants – Zisman Bowyer & Partners
  • Services Engineer – Hurley Palmer Flatt

Project in numbers




theatre major acute hospital


bed Mental Health Unit


bed city care centre