The £17m three-year contract for the enabling works of this next phase of redevelopment and refurbishment was won via the ProCure 21 Plus process – and is understood to be the largest awarded this way for refurbishment works to date.
The contract award continues the team’s six-year association with works at the hospital.
Great Ormond Street Hospital is undergoing a major redevelopment programme of the existing estate, which has required the retention of an existing building and demolition of another to make way for a new combined 30,000 sqm facility on the confined central London site. This programme has in turn required a phased relocation of hospital functions around the premises while minimising impact on day to day operations.
The new enabling works brief includes a variety of projects, ranging from the creation of additional bed spaces, replacement of the Transitional Care Unit and the provision of a new twin theatre IR unit. Projects commencing in 2011 will include the relocation of the Post Anaesthetic Discharge Unit, refurbishment of a dermatology and rheumatology ward, and the relocation of the Same Day Admission Unit.
Enabling works are due to be finished by 2013, readying the site for the next stage of the redevelopment.