Sunday, December 4, 2011

TPS Delivers Civil and Structural Engineering Services To Bristol's Southmead Hospital

Upon its completion in 2014, Southmead Hospital’s main building will have a wide range of specialist regional services, which include A&E, neurosciences, plastic surgery, orthopaedics, pathology, and renal services, to which they will receive referrals from all over the UK and overseas. Located approximately two kilometres north of Bristol city centre, the new hospital will provide world-class healthcare services to a local population of around half a million residents.

The new 800-bed state-of-the-art Acute Hospital, complete with an integrated community hospital, is to be situated on a 27 hectares brown-field site within the restricted limits of the existing Southmead Hospital.

TPS is helping to transform healthcare in and around Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire by delivering civil and structural engineering services to Bristol’s major Southmead Hospital redevelopment project.

As Structural and Civil Engineers for the project, TPS has provided engineering support services to Carillion, the main contractor, from the project’s conception in August 2007, as well as being the CDM Co-ordinator.

TPS worked with Carillion and the design in the early stages to phase the construction in order to allow the new hospital facilities to be occupied ahead of demolishing the remainder of the existing hospital. TPS’s Associate Director, Jack Mitchell explains:

“The local community’s huge dependence on the existing hospital facilities meant we were responsible for delivering a solution that met the needs of all the hospital’s stakeholders, not just the client’s requirements. We have subsequently taken great care in coordinating the structural design to enable the building to be extended at a later date whilst we organise the temporary works and construction logistics to suit the phase building.”


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