Hull York Medical School – University of York

Since its establishment in 2003, Hull York Medical School, a unique partnership between the Universities of Hull and York, has been committed to inspiring future medical professionals. To date, the School has added more than 1,700 doctors to the NHS workforce, and in 2018 was awarded an additional 90 undergraduate places. This was as part of the Government's expansion of medical education, announced in response to a growing shortage of doctors within the UK.

Following this expansion announcement, the School embarked on a transformation of its teaching facilities, including a complete redesign of the Hull York Medical School building at the University of York. Procured via YORbuild2 framework, Faithful+Gould provided multi-disciplinary services including Quantity Surveying, Employer’s Agent and Principal Designer.

Faithful+Gould alongside the University developed a procurement strategy which facilitated early contractor engagement and enabled early involvement of key suppliers. This ensured the right solutions were developed within the budget and quality parameters, and consequently, saved approximately 3 months in the procurement process.

Now fully operational, the award-winning £3.9 million refurbishment holds ‘Outstanding Achievement’ from Considerate Constructors. The facility was also recently nominated a Highly Commended award in Integration & Collaborative Working category by Constructing Excellence Awards Yorkshire & Humber. 

Added Value

  • The project has been successfully delivered through true collaboration and by embracing digital technology; Level 2 BIM 3D visualisations and fly-throughs, use of QR codes and CDA software to facilitate a seamless defect free handover under our soft landing’s protocols. We worked to unique BS44001 and improved stakeholder engagement streamlining the design process by 20%.
  • We diverted 98% of waste from landfill and rainwater harvesting was used on the site and all taps changed from lever to push button, to provide a 32% reduction in water use. By placing 98% of subcontracts locally, we minimised emissions by up to 22%.
  • Outstanding social value outcomes have been delivered, including a £14.7m injection within the local economy, and the generation of 2 new jobs, 2 apprenticeships, 9 work experience placements, 10 student visits/workshops, 160 apprentice weeks and the placement of 98% of subcontracts locally, including 72% SME’s.

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