THE company that built Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital more than 40 years ago has reached a mammoth milestone in the county.

BAM Construction, which is also behind the ongoing Northgate House development by Jesus College in Cornmarket, has now passed £50m in orders for Oxfordshire.

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In 1972 the firm replaced the old Radcliffe Infirmary with an £11m building, which included 470-beds and eight operating theatres.

Adam Harding, regional director for the South East, said: "Our association with the hospital has been immense."

It has delivered five schemes on the site since then, including a cardiology building.