Milton Keynes University Hospital New Entrance and Retail Building
Bowman Riley Architects designed a new hospital entrance and retail building at Milton Keynes University Hospital, a medium-sized district general hospital. As part of the hospital’s wider redevelopment to upgrade the infrastructure and facilities, the new entrance was designed on a former car park.
We worked together with the NHS Trust, Compass Group, Catfoss, Kier Construction and the local authority to deliver the 987m² free-standing single storey entrance building. The South Westerly facing building has brise soliel to provide shading and links building back
into the existing the Outpatients, Ear, Nose and Throat, Speech Therapy and Physiotherapy
The building accommodates three retail units to be occupied by Amigo, Costa Coffee and Subway for patients, staff and visitors thereby bringing much needed revenue to the hospital.
The building was constructed within a controlled environment, which vastly reduced the time spent on site and provided less material waste. Constructed with a hot rolled steel chassis, the fabric of the building offers an engineered solution featuring high levels of fire resistance
and thermal efficiency.
Delivered to site in 19 modular sections, the building was erected in just three days. The chassis were 15m l x 4m w, which resulted in challenging transportation and installation.
Complex ground conditions included an existing live services tunnel beneath the development. The quick installation time meant that site works were kept to a minimum and air quality conditions were maintained – crucial for a healthcare environment. Final fit-out was conducted within 12 weeks keeping disruption to a minimum.
Derriford Hospital Modular M&S Store – Devon
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, Devon
Bowman Riley Architects designed a new modular M&S store at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, a large teaching hospital serving Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.
We worked together with the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, M&S, Catfoss, Wates Construction and the local authority to deliver the 158m² (1700ft²) freestanding single storey retail unit occupied by M&S Simply Food adjacent the main hospital entrance.
The unit was designed with prominent graphics on the roadside frontage to add visual appeal and colour at the entrance. Clear glass was used at the corner to avoid pedestrian conflict due to reduced visibility.
Constructed with a hot rolled steel chassis, the walls to the new unit are insulated cavity walls constructed from timber with external cladding to hide the modulation joints.
The unit was construction within a controlled environment, which vastly reduced the time spent on site and provided less material waste.
The building was delivered to site in seven modular sections and erected in just seven hours. The quick installation time meant that site works were kept to a minimum and normal air quality conditions were maintained – crucial for a healthcare environment. Final fit-out was conducted within 10 working days keeping disruption on site to a minimum.
The quality control was such that the building fully met the expectations of the contractor and was handed over with no snagging required.
The store opened on programme and ready for trade as planned offering a new on-site retail facility for hospital patients, staff and visitors. The retail facility is currently exceeding predicted sales targets.
Leeds Dental Institute Refurbishment – University of Leeds
University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Dental Institute is operated as a partnership between the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals to support the training of dental care professionals.
Bowman Riley Architects was engaged to design, manage and administer the complex and fast-track reorganisation and refurbishment of the Institute based in Level 5 of the 1979 Worsley Building, one of the largest buildings in Leeds city centre.
The aim of the project was to provide state-of-the art dental facilities to meet the latest clinical standards, improve flexibility between departments and provide new equipment and upgraded technologies. The project comprised the relocation of radiology and acute dental care, the replacement and improvement of dental chairs, equipment and clinical cubicles, the improvement of circulation and flexibility between departments and the improved space utilisation maximising the number of dental cubicles available.
This multi-phased development was successfully delivered within a live clinical environment cognisant of the importance of sound proofing and dust reduction during the construction work to support infection control. A major challenge of the project was to minimise disruption to operations of the Institute and wider building users. The amount of available operating space was reduced during construction. To enable the Institute to operate effectively during construction, we introduced an innovative idea for the Institute to change their way of working by increasing the opening hours to a double shift for the project’s duration. As the Institute shares the plant and services with the entire building, part of our role was to liaise with the building user group to ensure the smooth development of the works.
NHS Six Facet Surveys – Across the UK
Bowman Riley Building Consultancy was commissioned to undertake a Six facet survey across a suite of NHS health centres across the Yorkshire Region.
The 6 Facet Condition Survey recorded the building age and construction forms, analysed their condition and reported any defects on an elemental bases. The report which formed the pricing schedule for their planned maintenance works for the next 10 years.
The works were undertaken by a team of chartered building surveyors within a two week period. The survey information was used to obtain costings via Turner Townsend cost consultancy to form their expenditure and maintenance schedule for a two, five and ten year plan.
Wythenshawe Hospital New Modular Retail Building
Bowman Riley provided the detailed design for a modular building at Wythenshawe Hospital, part of the University Hospital Southern Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.
The 365m2 modular building incorporates a Costa Coffee and M&S Simply Food to provide an upgraded food retail offering at the hospital.
The building was constructed beneath an under croft of an existing tower, which was the original hospital’s main entrance. The existing structural columns were integrated into the new building’s fabric.
A modular solution was ideal for the live hospital environment with the project delivered on site in only 12 weeks. Site access was very tight and all materials were brought in on a gerney through an access corridor between two existing buildings.
Bowman Riley’s role was to take the design from planning through to completion. We liaised with the local authority to discharge complex planning conditions and manage the Building Regulations submission. We prepared drawings for inclusion within legal documentation including: phasing drawings, superstructure, site logistics and fire strategy. We used the SharePoint software to allow documents to be shared by all contractors and reviewed by the client.
We provided ongoing support throughout the time on site and reviewed contractor design information and commented for HTM compliance. We also attended the co-ordination meetings with the NHS Trust.
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