University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust earmarked £97.1m to invest in new facilities at Heartlands Hospital to transform healthcare services to meet the evolving needs of the population. It will boost the Trust’s capacity to meet the growing and changing healthcare requirements of local people, with state-of-the-art facilities providing services including day case surgery, endoscopy, interventional radiology, outpatient appointments and imaging on the Heartlands Hospital site, seeing up to 1,500 patients per day.
With a construction value of £59m, Kier and its supply chain were given the challenge of designing and delivering the new facility, delivering on the area’s key priority for the Sustainability Transformation Plan. A key challenge for our team is to deliver ACAD whilst ensuring that the hospital’s core business continues to be delivered in a safe and pleasant environment; maintaining the blue light services and be aware of working in and around vulnerable patient groups.
ACAD is due to open in 2022, the building will cover a 16,000m² footprint, with each floor being around 3,600m² – approximately half the size of the pitch at Wembley Stadium. The new build will provide a modern, spacious environment purpose-built to meet the needs of our patients with dementia-friendly and accessible design features. Through our extensive experience of working in live hospital environments, we were able to provide key processes to protect the hospital’s service, such as site segregation, vibration and dust control. All of our site operatives are made aware of the appropriate behaviour protocol through daily site meetings, inductions and tool box talks.
Built to the highest construction and environmental standards, ACAD will make use of sustainable features to reduce its carbon footprint. The centre will contain:
- Ambulatory Imaging
- Day Surgery
- Fracture Clinic
- Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
- Interventional Radiology
- Urology Treatment Centre
ACAD will deliver new ways of working and embrace the latest technologies, all whilst delivering the best possible care and high-quality specialist services. The co-location of these services will enable a better purpose-built environment for staff and patients, with brand new technology at the highest specification and it will have new shared spaces and paper-lite systems, with the goal of being a paperless building.
The new Outpatients department will feature multi-language, and disabled-friendly, self-check-in kiosks for patients. Way finding facilities will be available on each floor, aiding patients and staff to quickly familiarise themselves with the new building and patients can wait for their appointment in large, comfortable waiting areas.
There will be wheelchair friendly toilets on every level, as well as a changing places toilet available for patients and staff with complex disabilities, baby changing facilities and patient changing rooms and lockers.
Redevelopment of 25 & 37 Greenwood Place to provide a new 3,600m2 resource and community services centre run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. As part of Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme (CIP) it forms a hub for all services that was previously spread across the borough.
Fit-out of a new, purpose-built development in Barnsley for use by NHS Blood and Transplant as a specialist research, storage, and logistics facility for the wider NHS, replacing facilities in Sheffield and Leeds to ensure efficiencies and improve services.
Our North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH) project was a £53.6 million re-development comprising of 5 separate projects including units for Strokes, HIV, Women’s & Children’s Services, retained estates, infrastructure and external works. We treated each unit as an individual project with its own project team.
Kier successfully delivered a programme of 23 projects across two strategic Trusts estates which included MRI, Renal, Pathology, Laminar flow Theatre, Theatre Recovery, Paediatric assessment, A & E, Wards A,B,C & D, Chemotherapy, Catering, Fire Protection Works & Orthodontics.
The redevelopment of Wexham Park Hospital Women’s Services consisted of the remodelling of the Maternity and Gynaecology Facilities. This forming brand new, state of the art facilities for Slough and the surrounding areas.
Creating a purpose-built facility for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Perinatal Services. Providing support for adolescents, pregnant women, and women with a babies up to one year old who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
Developing a new build Integrated Urgent Care Centre over two storeys at Rotherham Hospital, with refurbished and extended level B areas for new Fractures, Majors, Resuscitation and RAT departments.
Construction and fit-out of a concrete-framed, two-storey PET-MRI facility at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, a joint project for the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Refurbishment of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital’s Q Floor from ward space into four new orthopaedic theatres, recovery area, staff changing, support stores and additional ancillary areas, located on the 14th floor of the hospital
Providing class-leading medium secure mental health facilities in Liverpool, this 123 bed mental illness and learning disabilities medium secure facility was procured through P21+. It is split across eight wards with supporting accommodation, on the Maghull Health Park.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust appointed Kier through the P22 Framework to deliver a brand-new centre to Heartlands Hospital. The exciting project will bring world-class facilities and house a wide range of health services, caring for circa half-a-million patients each year.
Atherleigh Park has set the standard for the design of adult inpatient mental health accommodation, providing a healthy, therapeutic environment for residents that promotes their physical and mental wellbeing.
The Mitford Unit Adult Autism Unit provides high-quality accommodation for adults with autistic spectrum disorders in a calming, therapeutic and safe environment that has incorporated design best practice from around the world.
Converting the University of West England conference centre into a temporary hospital in just 20 days, providing increased capacity for the NHS following the outbreak of COVID-19.
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Our Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) iMRI project involved the construction of a three-storey building, adjacent to their existing theatres in the centre of their site, for a new iMRI suite and rehabilitation gym. The new MRI scanner was integrated into the new operating theatre to create a seamless brain imaging process during surgeries.