As part of the works for the retained estate, we refurbished 7 levels of ward accommodation and their plant on level 9 in the tower. It provides a range of general medicine beds, cardiology department, emergency, paediatrics, maternity and bed capacity to relieve winter pressures.
The refurbishment was carried out in a rolling programme, dividing the levels into 3 groups of 2. The main works of the project comprised of stripping back the existing fabric and redundant services to provide a new internal layout with new services.
Demolition and refurbishment works for the new Maternity wards required extensive planning with the Hospitals facilities management team and our supply chain. This was because each floor contained live services that had to be maintained throughout as they supplied other areas of the Hospital.
Key challenges included: ensuring ‘business as usual’ on a busy hospital site whilst managing H&S and infection control risks.
The clinical strategy was the biggest re-organisation of acute services in London for over a decade.Our team undertook healthcare planning including an activity analysis across 3 hospital sites to identify clinical service hot spots.
This culminated in the approval of several projects to streamline maternity services, provide additional inpatient beds and reduce pressure on emergency services.We ensured ‘business as usual’ for staff, patients and visitors by segregating our site with screening. We also created separate accesses for operatives and materials to avoid disruption and safety risks.
There was a requirement for fast-track, off-site construction, to open the new maternity unit to Treasury deadlines. Our solution was the largest healthcare modular build in the UK. 152 steel-framed modules with doors, windows, HVAC ducting, plumbing and high performance concrete floors were installed in the factory and delivered in timed slots, using ‘just-in-time’ principles to avoid disruption to the live hospital.
Through our modular construction we managed to have the new maternity unit building structure completed in 4 weeks allowing fit out to commence.
Off-site construction reduced the delivery programme by 12 weeks as well as reducing construction traffic, site activity, health and safety risks. Quality improved in factory conditions and waste reduced by 60%, helping to achieve BREEAM Excellent. Other sustainable features include: A green sedum roof, Photovoltaic panels, energy efficient combined heat and power system.
We worked closely with the Trust and our supply chain to standardise layouts and components, to reduce design and production times. Kier worked with Relabond to design a standard modular bed head unit for 200 beds; improving staff familiarity and patient safety.
We devised a method of re-cladding that avoided the need to decant patients, helping to reduce bed capacity pressures. Sealed hygienic cladding reduced infection control risks.
" The project was delivered on time and the partnership between the users, Kier and Yorkon worked well … On the women’s and children’s building, babies were being born within 4 hours of building completion… John [Operations Manager] was programme driven and communicating extremely well with all out stakeholders. Our staff and patients are delighted with the new facilities and I have absolute confidence in recommending them "Former Director of Environment North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
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.
The RAN (Radio Access Network) is the technology used in the UK to allow mobile phones to transmit and receive data and voice services. Ericsson are a leading provider of RAN access to many of the UK’s mobile networks and in 2013, we were appointed by Ericsson to maintain its RAN assets to keep the UK’s 4G and 5G networks live and operational
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.