Case studies

Hillingdon Hospital Enabling Works Programme

CampbellReith has been providing civil, structural, land quality and geotechnical engineering design services to The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Client name: The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Architect name: Various

CampbellReith has been involved with a number of projects at the Hillingdon Hospital site. In addition to providing design services, we have acted as technical advisors to the Trust during the execution of the design and build contracts. These projects form part of a wider enabling works programme taking place across the client’s Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital campuses to facilitate the wider HIP2 funded redevelopment of the Hillingdon Hospital site. As such, programme issues are critical. In addition to liaising with multiple clinical and estates stakeholders, close collaboration with the main redevelopment team has been necessary to ensure that development plans are not hampered.

To date, projects have included:

The Seacole Building (Modular north)
2,550m2, 3-storey modular building, linking directly into the adjacent existing endoscopy department and Acute Medical Unit.

The building provides a 28-bed ward for dementia patients on the ground floor. Once complete and occupied by the Trust, construction works for two further storeys above commenced. The first-floor modules, installed over three days, house an Intensive Treatment Unit, consisting of 16 beds. This also includes four single isolation rooms and three separate zones providing flexibility in the care of contagious patients. The final phase consisted of the delivery and installation of 28 modules to complete the second floor, which houses a 26 bed Acute Respiratory Care Unit. In total, the new volumetric facility comprises of 70 new bed spaces across three multi-purpose wards, each served by a main reception area and all necessary ancillary; including nurse bases, staff offices, interview rooms and clinical stores.

A dedicated external plant area was constructed to serve the new facility, containing two chillers, five air-handling units and 2 separate plant rooms. The facility was completed with the addition of external landscaped areas and a dedicated car park for staff and visitors.

Modular South
A three storey modular ward building providing specialist Paediatrics, Dementia and Rehabilitation ward facilities. The building was designed as a hybrid form of construction with 83 modules constructed off-site forming the main bulk of the building, whilst a traditional steel framed structure houses the primary stair and lift core and connects the modular building with two existing buildings on site. A fully accessible plant deck is located at roof level, behind louvered screens.

By utilising Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and in particular off-site construction, the project is able to reduce the impact on the live hospital site, the time-on-site, and in reducing the number of deliveries. The modules have been craned in and installed over a 10-day period following initial enabling works to prepare the site. This effectively created a weatherproof shell enabling both internal fit-out works and external roofing and cladding works to proceed in tandem, which further assisted in managing a challenging programme.

The Furze
The refurbishment of an existing Grade II listed 2,226m2 building, originally constructed to provide residential accommodation.

The completed building accommodates a 265m2 education and training facility, a 262m2 audiology department, a 254m2 medical haematology department and 248m2 of clinical admin space, all at ground floor level. The first and second floor levels provide a further 850m2 of clinical admin space.

The introduction of clinical functions into the existing building has necessitated the introduction of air handling equipment to ensure that adequate ventilation and air change rates, compliant with the appropriate HTMs, can be achieved. Acoustic performance of the building has required very careful consideration, particularly in relation to the audiology department to ensure that clinical function is not compromised. Throughout the project, we have worked very closely with the clinical stakeholders and the rest of the design team to minimise the extent of structural alterations necessary in order to deliver the completed facility on programme and within budget.

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