A new two-storey extension to the Royal Surrey County Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The new purpose-built extension comprises of 12 additional bed spaces, four isolation rooms, a family and visitor’s area along with specialist medical facilities.The new facility has also been equipped with the latest life-saving technology funded by the £1.4m We Care for Intensive Care fundraising appeal launched by the hospital’s Charitable Fund.
The ICU will treat more than 1,000 patients annually. The new extension will provide the additional accommodation space and specialist medical facilities to support the needs of a growing number of critically-ill patients.
Part of the scheme involved transforming an unused courtyard into a storage space located on Level B of the hospital near to the ICU. Work on Level A of the new extension included façade brickwork and blockwork shell, new glazed windows, external doors and a small amount of power and lighting.
Consideration of the current occupants of the ICU was crucial and our project team took all necessary measures to minimise the impact that the construction work might have on them.
- The new unit was right next to the existing ICU so it was vital that clinical staff were able to deliver their high quality care to patients without interruption
- Working within a live hospital environment
- Restricted access/deliveries
Best practise was adopted to minimise noise, and subsequent impact on adjacent hospital occupants. Our project team co-ordinated works with the hospital throughout the project to minimise problems with the restricted access and deliveries.
RSCH is an important and valued local client for Beard and our Guildford project team continues to undertake construction works for the hospital.
“Although we were apprehensive about the disruption to our existing ICU, Beard has ensured that it’s business as usual with their construction procedures and good communication with the hospital.” “We added not just the other phases to this project, but there will also be other projects for Beard to do in the future!”
Clinical Director for Intensive Care Dr Mike Carrareto
Royal Surrey County Hospital
ADP Architects LLP
Blythe Ross Partnership
Form of contract
JCT Standard with Quantities