calfordseaden was appointed as Principal Designer to the RNHRD and Therapies Centre development. The scheme comprises the demolition of existing hospital buildings on the site and the construction of a new three-storey therapies centre (ground, first and second floors), with connections to the existing hospital at the ground floor. The new therapies centre will provide a specialist facility for rheumatology, therapies and pain management services.
The new building features a concrete frame which abuts the existing GUM clinic building. This existing GUM clinic will also undergo a full internal refurbishment. The creation of a hydrotherapy pool and associated landscaping also form part of the works.
The site of the RNHRD and Therapies Centre is located near the busy main entrance, with large volumes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and a bus stop immediately outside the site boundary.
A chemical store was required for the hydrotherapy pool, and monitoring of the pool’s design and installation was undertaken. Presentation meetings held with estates/end users provided information on emergency staff-to-staff call system and operational features.
Timing was carefully considered as the clinic link needed to be completed early to enable access to A&E during mass tragedies.
Our Principal Designer team also provided advisory services for works taking place in a walk-through duct, and calfordseaden provided additional health and safety services for components of the project.