Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Queen Elizabeth Hospital had an urgent need for more clinical wards, so they identified an opportunity to relocate their Facilities Management team to free up space in the main hospital. A new building at the front of the site was required to give staff easy access and an inviting new environment to work from.
THE OFFSITE SOLUTION
Our offsite methods of construction allowed for the new facilities to be built efficiently in our large, quality-controlled factories, thus reducing the impact on patients and staff on site. Once the build was ready to be installed, the programme of work was planned around the hospital’s quietest times of the day, with modules lifted in strategically over a few hours at a time.
Both open plan and individual offices, a reception, meeting room, boardroom and kitchenettes ensured that staff had a comfortable working environment, boosting productivity and allowing for growth of the team.
- Location – Situated on a busy main road, logistics surrounding the fit out had to take into consideration both traffic and congestion surrounding the hospital and ensure that patient flows weren’t compromised
- Continuity of care – As an incredibly busy hospital, it was essential that disruption was minimised and that the hospital could run as smoothly as possible during works and the programme was scheduled to fit around busy times.
The hospital’s Facilities Management team were relocated to the new build, giving them a bright and airy workspace, which helped to boost productivity and morale. This allowed space within the main hospital to be freed up for much needed patient consulting and bed space.
Working closely with the hospital team, we delivered a full turnkey service, including; construction of new ramps, steps with galvanised handrails, hard landscaping to the perimeter of the new building, soft landscaping including new trees, and planting to give a welcoming feel at the main entrance to the hospital.