Construction on the QMC’s new tram bridge remains on schedule and progress is being made says Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.
Work on the £1.4m bridge began on February 27 earlier this year.
The new tram entrance will open this summer and will significantly improve access to the hospital, providing a walkway from the tram stop directly into the hospital.
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust Building Bridges Monthly update stated: “Whilst it may not seem much is happening on the construction site beneath the tram stop, work to build the new tram walkway remains on schedule, with good progress being made.
“Over the last few weeks the main sheet piling work has been completed and the foundations have been prepared for the steel work to be installed.
“The steel works for the bridge supports have been made and are being stored in a steel yard ahead of delivery and installation early May.”
Peter Homa, NUH Chief Executive, said he is happy to see progress finally made on the tram bridge.
Mr Homa said: “We are delighted that QMC remains the only hospital in the country to be directly connected by a tram. The tram has significantly improved access to our hospital for patients, visitors and staff and continues to grow in popularity.
“The commencement of construction work on this much-needed development is good news for everyone. We look forward to the opening of new bridge this summer and the even better access it will provide to tram passengers.”
In June the bridge structure will be connected to the tram stop. This work will take place overnight to minimise disruption to passengers and the tram timetable.
Upcoming construction work:
W/c May 8 – Work to erect the steel columns will start. There will be large vehicles on campus when the steel works are craned onto the site.
W/c May 15 – Works to break through the external wall to create the connection at the University side of the walkway will start.
W/c May 22 – Bridge structure connected to the tram stop planned for night of Friday 26/Saturday 27 May. There will be no disruption to the running of the tram during construction.