QEUH - Ward 2A
Client: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Estates
Architect: Wylie Shanks Architects
Client Contact: James Huddleston, Assistant Head of Capital Planning, NHS & GCC
Contract: SBCC with Quantities & Contractor Design Portion
Project Timescale: 74 weeks
Dates: December 2019 to December 2021 (extended due to Covid-19)
Ward 2A/2B Refurbishment & Ventilation Upgrade Works
MPMH Construction undertook the role as Principal Contractor to deliver the Ward 2A Children’s Cancer Treatment Centre within the new flagship acute Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
This was one of the most challenging and technically complexed healthcare projects that we have undertaken with the media and political interest following a public inquiry. The main works to Children’s Cancer Ward 2A were to be substantially upgraded to include taking down and replacement and modification of the existing Mechanical and Electrical services together with associated building fabric upgrading in order that the main bedroom suites and associated main accommodation can be positively pressurised with Central Station HEPA filtered air and an appropriate Pressure Cascade System adopted which includes a Ward Isolation Facility.
There was also less extensive works to both Ward 2A Bone Marrow Transplant and Ward 2B Day Ward comprising installation of new Air Handling Units serving these areas. The works also include general refurbishment of the Meta-Iodo-Benzyl-Guanidine (MIBG) suite together with ensuites alterations. This project has been short listed for the National CIOB awards and CIOB awards Scotland.
As part of the works there is substantial structural alterations, where we are forming new secure risers. This includes new structural steel work, cutting and forming openings in floors 3,4,5 to enable the new ductwork to be installed. As part of the work, we created a new plant room for the new air handling units. The above Ward 2A refurbishment project was carried out using our own “in-house” trades people, except flooring, mechanical and electrical works. The reason for selection of the proposed subcontractors is that they have been vetted and approved through our certified ISO9001 management system and delivered projects under tight timescales, on budget within live environments. We have highlighted the trade splits below for the above Ward 2A refurbishment project.