Romford Hospital Tops Out
Havering NHS Trust's Romford Hospital topped out today (Wednesday 17 March 2005).
The £200m PFI project in Romford, East London, involves the design of a new acute hospital to replace 'Old Church Hospital', on a nearby site. The new building will cater for approximately 900 beds.
BDP architects are responsible for the masterplanning for the overall site and the 'shell and core' of the new hospital, built on a former brown field site, with public routes round the podium and views from the curved ward towers into green spaces. Architects Jonathan Bailey Associates produced the original concept design leading the clinical planning dealing and all aspects of the internal clinical fit out.
The team worked with the Hospital Trust in the development of a unique podium organisation of diagnostic and treatment facilities for optimum adjacency.
Additional buildings on the site include a day nursery, an admin building, an energy centre, a bus station for eight buses, a multistorey car park and a helipad.
The Catalyst team consists of Bovis, Sodexho and BDP/Jonathan Bailey Associates. BDP's appointment also includes structural engineering, planning, landscape architecture and acoustic consultancy. DSSR are M&E engineers.
BDP is currently working on a number of important PFI healthcare projects around the country including Portsmouth, Brighton, Birmingham, and Wakefield.