WSP has been appointed to support Skanska in creating the Premier Inn Clinical Building at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH),completing the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre.
WSP will be providing structural and services engineering services, having previously worked with GOSH on the detailed design.
The new building is part of an on-going programme to redevelop some of the oldest parts of the hospital, replacing outdated wards with world class facilities and providing more space for parents to be with their children. As the main contractor, Skanska is responsible for the design, construction and mechanical and electrical fit-out of the facilities, which will offer 116 beds, two integrated operating theatres and a post-anaesthesia care unit.
The project will be delivered in a live hospital environment. To minimise the effect of the building project on hospital operations, patients, visitors and surrounding residential areas, the team will use techniques that minimise noise, dust and vibration.
WSP project director Alistair MacFarlane said:
“WSP have worked closely with GOSH to provide detailed design and we are now excited to move this project into the construction phase with Skanska. This is a challenging project, particularly how you design and deliver a 21st century world class healthcare facility on a restrained central London site. We look forward to working towards the successful completion of the Premier Inn Clinical Building and providing the superior accommodation and environments that staff and patients deserve.”
WSP has a strong track record of delivering a range of healthcare projects from major acute hospitals to refurbishments of existing inner city hospitals, specialist facilities such as cancer centres, children’s hospitals and mental health units and healthcare related research facilities including leading edge laboratories. Recent project examples include the £167m Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, New South Glasgow Hospital and the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.