RAH Maternity Ward
Client: Royal Alexandra Hospital - Maternity Ward Refurbishment
As part of the overall refurbishment of the Maternity Unit, the ground floor clinical accommodation as well as the first floor including theatres, the intensive care unit and the labour ward required refurbishment. In addition, the decant area on the third floor had to be converted into office accommodation. All construction work had to take place while the remainder of the building was operational as a full maternity unit.
CPC was appointed under a separate contract from the design team, comprising of Hypostyle Architects, Davie & McCulloch (M&&E), and Struer Consulting Engineers (Structural) and the former Doig Hart (QS) – now part of CPC.
CPC was appointed to carry out the Project Manager and Lead Consultant roles on the project, and were separately commissioned to provide Site Supervision services. CPC was also asked to provide migration management services to manage the decant strategies in between the various phases.
The client had a defined and inflexible budget for the project, and required the design to be constructed in such a way that there was flexibility in the solution if the tenders were returned over budget.
In addition, the client required that certain access routes were maintained through the site during the works, for either regular and emergency staff as well as patient traffic.
CPC provided a single point of contact on behalf of NHS GG&C to manage the design process, and to liaise with the user groups as required to provide a suitable design which could be constructed within the project budget.
Among other benefits, CPC implemented a strict change control policy to minimise any post-contract variations during the project, and also an access request procedure to allow shared access for the staff and the contractor through the site at certain times.