Client Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Location Greater London
The Evelina Children’s Hospital is part of the renowned St Thomas's Hospital site in central London. Over a period of two years, Galliford Try carried out an expansion programme of the hospital to allow it meet the considerable growth in demand it had been coping with in the 10 years since Evelina had been open.
The works involved converting old admin areas in to a fully-functioning clinical space including a 10-bed critical care unit, and 18 cardiac beds. Also added was a new Imaging Centre, MRI/IR lab with recovery suites and Ultrasound facilities.
The project had a combination of challenges, including the installation of complex services particularly to the new critical care unit and the logistical difficulty of working on a congested central London site, with restrictions to access and craneage. Working in a live environment in close proximity to immune-suppressed children, required extensive consultation with clinical staff and a strong commitment among all the team to infection control, dust suppression and quiet working.