Following a tendering and interview process, Faithful+Gould were commissioned by NHS Property Services to provide project management consultancy services for the construction of the new £7.5m Treatment Centre at St Luke’s Hospital in Market Harborough.
The existing facilities in the centre of Market Harborough were deemed unsuitable for future demands, resulting in the requirement for a new building to deliver essential services to the community of Market Harborough. The new 2,000 square metre building now provides space for 12 GP Consulting Rooms, 3 Treatment Rooms, 2 Plaster Rooms, a Physiotherapy Gymnasium and Group Room, X-Ray Suite, 7 Mental Health Interview Rooms and 2 Podiatry Treatment Rooms as well as office accommodation on the second floor.
As project manager, Faithful+Gould were responsible for managing four different stakeholder groups. This included securing design approvals, change management and general liaison to ensure the backing and final sign-off of the design and specification in accordance with the programme and the NHS approval processes.
The new Treatment Centre is connected to the existing St Luke’s Hospital building via a linking corridor which allows patients from the Hospital to access the services provided within the new building rather than travel by ambulance to the clinics and x-ray at various sites.
The new Treatment Centre is connected to the existing St Luke’s Hospital building via a linking corridor which allows patients from the Hospital to access the services provided within the new building...
Early construction challenges involved the discovery of asbestos, however, the main contractor and the team overcame this ensuring a successful resolution. Working within a live clinical site environment meant strict adherence to programme, carrying out works managed closely by the team to ensure disruption was kept to a minimum and did not impact adversely on the existing day-to-day NHS activities.
The design complies with current NHS guidelines including Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) and Health Building Notes (HBN).
Alasdair White, National Head of Construction Programme Management at NHS Property Services, said "We’re proud to see this building welcome its patients into a bright, modern and spacious reception area, and I’d like to thank our NHS and developer partners for their hard work in creating this excellent facility."
The project was delivered on time and on budget. Faithful+Gould remain in touch with the NHS client during the settling in period and beyond the formal opening.