Work is to begin in October on a £22 million Emergency Care Centre at Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The 9,500 sq m building will stand three stories high, with the lower ground floor linking with the existing hospital.
Emergency care will be provided on the upper ground floor and a 36-bed en-suite short-stay ward will make up the third floor.
Miller hps has been awarded the contract for the build through the ProCure 21+ Framework and will work with the NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the project.
Chris Webster, chief executive of Miller Construction, believes providing a high level of patient care should be the driving force behind such projects.
"Our health offer is driven by service-led solutions as opposed to construction-led designs," he said.
Peter Harding, director of Estates and Facilities at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, added: "We see the build of the emergency care centre as the essential next step in our aim to provide the highest quality services that we possibly can for our patients."
Works on the Emergency Care Centre should be completed in July 2014.
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