Morgan Sindall has been awarded the Enabling Business Package for the redevelopment of North Manchester General Hospital. The facility, in Crumpsall, is one of 40 new hospitals pledged under the UK government’s Health Infrastructure Scheme and received £54m in funding from the government last year. Morgan Sindall has been awarded a £25m enabling business package, multi-storey car park and bike center as part of the project. The contractor also created a Social Value Scheme as part of the award, in order to support the local community, which it said is worth £15.5m. It includes a training facility called the Knowledge Quadrant. Sean Jones, Area Director of Manchester at Morgan Sindall Construction said: “This development will change generations in North Manchester, create new jobs, promote healthy lifestyles, develop skills and contribute to a zero-carbon environment for the benefit of local neighbors and beyond.” The total project to create a new health campus on the North Manchester site could cost £600m. Elsewhere, Bam Construct has been named as the design-and-build contractor for the £27m Pathology Laboratory at St James’s Hospital, Leeds. The facility will provide pathology services to hospitals across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, moving from the existing building at Leeds General Hospital. The client, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust is looking for new sites to replace the old Leeds General Infirmary and Leeds Children’s Hospital as part of its plans to modernize its facilities. The contract was awarded through the government’s ProCure22 framework.