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The Elmwood Unit, QE Hospital, Gateshead

NHS Refurbishment at Elmwood UnitC662-Gateshead-03A Major refurbishment and conversion of an existing unit to provide specialist facilities for patients in need of intensive care.

Won in competitive tender, this project involved the conversion and refurbishment of a large two story 1980’s building, including major structural alterations and installation of a lift.

The Challenges:

elm-Hall1The building was within a central area of a busy A&E Hospital campus, so safety of the public was paramount.

Major structural alterations, including installation of a lift necessitating cutting through the concrete beam first floor.
Conversion of the upper floor into offices, meeting rooms and associated uses.
The provision of specialist units on the ground floor to accommodate patients with severe, multiple needs.

The Solution

This project was another that required great care and attention to detail in the planning and delivery. Health and safety were, as usual, at the top of our priorities and our ability to deliver complex projects in challenging and sensitive environments was again key to satisfying the client’s requirements.
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