Client: Rydon Construction Ltd
Project value: £1.6 million
Project stage: Complete
Gibberd Architects were appointed by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust to design the extension and refurbishment of the existing Bud Flanagan Ambulatory Outpatient Unit.
The extension and modification of the existing Heamato-Oncology Day Care Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton provides increased capacity of the existing day care facilities to give an additional five consultation rooms and associated facilities. The extension of the unit provided space within the existing area to remodel the layout to provide improved patient day care facilities and increase the provision of patient isolation spaces. The scheme also included the refurbishment and extension of the existing goods lift to improve disabled access to the first and second floors of the hospital.
The extension of the unit was at second floor level linking into the existing day care unit and extending over an existing workshop area. The design required careful coordination of structure and services, all within a tight hospital site remaining operational throughout the project. Care was taken in the phasing of works. No decant space was available for the day care unit therefore it was key to phase the scheme to maintain full patient services and high levels of infection control whilst works were undertaken in areas adjacent to patient care. A client liaison group was formed and regular meetings with the group were chaired by Gibberd to plan the detail of weekily phasing of works to minimise distruption to the provision of patient care within the unit, this detailed planning was key to the successful phasing of the scheme.