Wythenshawe Hospital New Modular Building

Bowman Riley provided the detailed design for a new 365m2 modular building at Wythenshawe Hospital, part of the University Hospital Southern Manchester NHS Foundation Trust to create a new main hospital entrance.

The building houses a Costa Coffee and M&S Simply Food to provide an upgraded food retail offering at the hospital and bring in much needed additional revenue to the NHS Trust.

The building was constructed beneath an undercroft 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 resulting in all materials brought in on a gurney through an access corridor between two existing buildings.

Our 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.  Working collaboratively using the SharePoint software, we shared our documents with the 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 coordination meetings with the NHS Trust.

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