Leicester Royal Infirmary Neonatal Centre

Leicester Royal Infirmary Neonatal Centre

Key Facts

Year Completed

2011

Value

£9m

Client

Leicester NHS Trust

Build Type

New Build

Breeam Rating

n/a

BWB Consulting formed part of the Interserve bid that was successful in being awarded this strategically important scheme to combine the neonatal units of the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Leicester General Hospital. The scheme was identified as the clinical priority for University Hospitals Leicester and their longer term plan for the consolidation of all Womens services.

The project comprised the refurbishment Level 2 of the Kensington building for the new unit that is relocating from Level 5, with a further refurbishment of the decanted area.

Following the highly commended opening of the unit, BWB was appointed directly by the Trust to support them in the refurbishment and re-configuration of a Linear Accelerator bunker in readiness for the installation of a new unit.

Key Challenges

The lack of as-built survey information resulted in BWB's first task being the structural assessment of the existing building to determine the structural form of the building and its capability to accommodate the proposed amendments. In particular, the need to address how new service apertures in floor beams and slabs would affect the existing load paths and any detrimental effect they may have on performance. This included the roof structure of the building where new plant needed to be sited.

An important project driver was the minimisation of disruption to the clinical operations on adjacent floors. Therefore, the chosen remedial solutions will be deliverable from within the work areas.

BWB Key Contacts

Mark Jones
Mark Jones
Service Director - Buildings & Built Environment
Leicester Royal Infirmary Neonatal Centre

Leicester Royal Infirmary Neonatal Centre