This substantial investment offers us an opportunity which extends far beyond bricks and mortar, into every corner of our diverse communities.

The wider economic impact of such a massive investment cannot be overstated at such a critical time for our local economies.

It brings a boost in local spending, enabling new jobs and skills development in construction and associated trades, apprenticeships for younger people, and opportunities for skills development in digital technologies.

We also recognise our leadership role in addressing the climate emergency and this investment allows us to be more sustainable and an even better, greener neighbour by reducing our carbon footprint and emissions.


The construction of the new A&E is an opportunity for us to give back. Our construction partners for HRI A&E, Integrated Health Projects, published a report in November 2023 which details the social impact the project has had on our local communities. If you need this report in a plain text format for accessibility reasons, please contact

Our partners are almost exclusively local - local firms, and a local workforce using local suppliers.

Our local suppliers

  1. Marshalls - Southowram - Halifax
  2. JCA Limited - Arboricultural and Ecological Consultants - Halifax
  3. Dortech - Windows & Doors - Huddersfield
  4. Richardson Claddings Ltd - Halifax
  5. Clifford Cooper & Sons - Mechanical/ MEP - Elland
  6. Fred Shaw - Ventilation - Huddersfield
  7. EPI - Electrical - Halifax
  8. Acorn Analytical Services Limited - Asbestos Consultant & Surveyor - Cleckheaton
  9. C&I Smith Building Contractors - Masonry Works - Wakefield
  10. Armstrong Priestley - Fire Protection Specialists - Leeds
  11. Medi-Plumb Installations Ltd - Medical Gases - Leeds
  12. Howard Civil Engineering - Leeds
  13. IBN - Scaffolding - Barnsley
  14. Smith Painters Ltd - Rotherham
  15. Elite Firestop - Sheffield
  16. Oracle - Door access control - Wakefield

We also have a special link-up with Kirklees College. Apprentices from the college spend a one week work placement on-site with us, alongside experienced construction workers in areas such as plumbing, electrical and bricklaying. So far, one talented student has already been given a full-time apprenticeship with one of our construction partners.