UCLH Projects

May 2024

As part of our ongoing projects for University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we have recently completed a project at Westmoreland Street Hospital.

Our team erected scaffolding on the facade of the hospital to provide access to the front elevation, allowing us to carry out several essential tasks.  This included cleaning the stonework, making localised repairs and decorating all timber windows.

In addition to these tasks, we also conducted lead work repairs as part of the overall project.

The scaffolding was specifically  designed to support an existing flue, which was previously supported by another contractor’s scaffold. This attention to detail ensured the safety and stability of the structure throughout the project.

We have also been working on various projects for this Trust over the past 12 months. All projects were direct awards via the NHS SBS Framework and included plant replacement works to HVAC and building heating systems across the UCLH Estate. These works have significantly improved the sustainability of the Trust estate and the efficiency of their buildings.

We worked with Trust Maintenance, Trust Infection Control, design consultants and several specialist subcontractors to deliver this MEP program of works.  Our scope included coordinating surveys, validations and isolations within critical operational environments.  We also installed new plant decks and extended some already on-site to support the later delivery, installation and commissioning of new mechanical plant.

Due to the critical areas in which we were delivering the MEP upgrades, works were scheduled in both normal and out-of-hour periods.  We held regular planning sessions with the Trust team and specialist consultants to accommodate the operational needs of hospital departments.

Through our early engagement with specialist suppliers, we ensured the operational requirements of the hospital departments were safeguarded. For example, the new VFR system for the Critical Care Unit at the supplier’s workshop was dismantled at the supplier workshop and then delivered to site for construction in-situ. This eliminated the need for a crane lift, road closures and bird netting removal.

Furthermore, all internal works areas were protected. Once the night-shift teams had completed their night’s work, the suspended ceilings were reinstated, protection lifted and all areas cleaned. This allowed safe and continued business as usual for NHS staff.

The total value of the combined projects to date is approximately £5.8 million. With pending orders for an additional 3 projects, we expect to be on site for another 6 months.