Projects: Operational Hub for West Midlands Ambulance Service

  • Investment
  • Timeline

    Start: April 2021

    Delivery: July 2022

  • Location
    Shidas Lane, Oldbury B69 2GR

A new ambulance hub in Oldbury, the largest hub of its kind will see a significant increase in ambulance operational capability for Birmingham and the Black Country.

This scheme is complete!

Leading developer Stoford has delivered the 76,000 sq.ft Operational Hub for West Midlands Ambulance Service, the largest hub of its kind in the country. The development is the first of its kind for funding partner Assura, as it continues to expand the range of local healthcare infrastructure it supports for primary care networks and NHS Trusts.

The three-storey building will accommodate around 350 operational ambulance staff working shifts and will include a facility for the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), as well as fleet maintenance and vehicle preparation areas, an education and training academy and central stores. It will provide 365 parking spaces, including ten disabled spaces and 70 ambulance spaces.

Stoford Developments appointed McLaren Construction to build the Operational Hub and works commenced on site in May 2021. Built on derelict land off Shidas Lane in Oldbury, it will achieve the BREEAM Excellence rating, which rates a building’s environmental, social and economic sustainability performance.