LOCATION:Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Considerate Constructors Award 2011 – Bronze
ARCHITECT:Llewelyn Davies Yeang architects
TYPE OF WORK:New Build
Bouygues UK completed a major re-development of Broomfield Hospital, resulting in a number of new facilities and departments.. This doubled the size of the original hospital and created a building that provides first class health facilities for the county.
The construction took place while the existing hospital remained fully operational, and minimal disruption was ensured throughout.
The project involved building a new 43,000m² acute building, with new facilities incorporated in the design to provide a wealth of health services. The main elements of the build included accommodation for 300 new hospital beds, five ‘day case’ operating theatres, three endoscopy rooms, an accident and emergency department, a maternity department with two operating theatres, a neonatal intensive care unit, and a new renal unit. Additional specialist features included a new pharmacy and dispensary, along with a rooftop helipad.
Stakeholder engagement was key during the construction process, with regular workshops held for community residents and staff. Staff were provided the opportunity to use ‘mock’ wards in order to familiarise themselves with the new building, and provided input into the choice of materials and fit-out of their new workplace.