Client: York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust / Kier Construction
Value: £5 million
Start Date: February 2014
Architect: Robinson Lloyd Architecture
Completed: November 2014
Services: Structural Engineering
This project, which was part of a large P21+ programme of work, involved the construction of a new 1,200sqm surgical ward block providing an additional 31 beds for the hospital. The additional ward was formed as a second storey extension above the current Maple Ward Block within the existing hospital grounds. The new ward provides 15 single rooms and four 4-bed bays, and also features a Surgical Assessment Unit. A new external car park area was formed to support the new ward.
The biggest challenge was to build the new ward on top of an existing steel framed building and to tie in the steel frame for the new ward with the existing steel framework. The works were also undertaken within a live hospital environment and we worked closely with the contractor to consider delivery of materials and phasing of the works to minimise the impact on the hospital.
Lilac Ward has incorporated two Repeatable Room designs and standardised components from the Procure 21+ Standardisation programme providing efficiencies in both cost and operation. It is the first ward nationally to have been built using a diamond layout multi-bed repeatable room design. Two treatment rooms have been designed and built to the same size and configuration as the single rooms allowing them to be re-configured back to single rooms if demand requires it.