Situated in a live hospital environment, this scheme saw us deliver £1million of alterations across the hospital within a 12-week period.
The key aim of the project was to create an extra 22 beds in converted rooms across two main blocks, all within a live environment whilst the hospital remained operational.
The scheme required us to re-locate 35 members of staff to free up space for the new clinical areas; we created two new main areas for these staff which accommodated 60 people at any one time. Programme timescales were extremely tight but the team successfully delivered further doctors offices, new kitchens, changing facilities and locker rooms.
Staff and patients were in close proximity to our works throughout the whole project life so extensive engagement with all stakeholders was critical to the success of the scheme. We held regular engagement sessions, communicated daily with all end users and clearly segregated our works, with specialist protection measures in place at all times. Our project manager would carry out daily walk arounds with the infection control team to ensure our sites were adhering to the strict sterile standards. Crossfield delivered the project in two phases and we spent considerable time assisting the hospital teams with their decanting process.
Strong stakeholder relationships were built during on this project which, along with the seamless transition of the build, were significant factors towards the success of one of our most challenging schemes.