Construction of a new twelve-storey critical care building comprising of two basement levels for services and ten levels above ground.
Facilities include four operating theatres, thirty-two critical care wards, including eight isolation suites, forty-eight-bed maternity ward and individual ensuite facilities, two radiology x-ray rooms, a 16,146sqft A&E department, as well as staff facilities.
Our civil engineering department performed the basement enabling works.
The site was surrounded by multi-storey specialist units, including Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat (EENT), Outpatients Department, Maternity Department and the Critical Care and Theatre Building. These all remained operational throughout the works.
Maintaining clinical cleanliness and prevention control was crucial. The spread of pseudomonas and legionella was of particular concern. All commissioning and testing of plant was conducted in conjunction with the Health Trust’s guidelines. Cleanliness on-site was also critical, partitions were erected to seal off work areas from the live hospital, and all personnel entering were required to wear shoe covers and paper overalls to minimise contamination.
The site undertook various activities, led by our CCS Ambassador, to impact positively on the area and the surrounding community. Activities included occupational health checks for staff on-site, the donation of Christmas toys to children in the EENT ward, and site visits for HNC construction students from the Northern Regional College and A-level pupils from Bangor Academy. As well as, charity fundraising including £1,100 raised on-site for the Children’s Hospital and participation in a breast cancer awareness ‘Pink Day’.
“There has definitely been a willingness to listen to our needs and what we’re trying to achieve.”Dennis Brownlee, Health Estates Investment Group.
Considerate Constructors Scheme 2013 National Site Award Silver for Royal Victoria Hospital Critical Care Unit
Green Organisation Green Apple Award 2012 Gold Level for Royal Victoria Hospital Critical Care Unit
Considerate Constructors Scheme 2011 National Site Award Gold Award for Royal Victoria Hospital Critical Care Unit
Green Organisation Green Apple Award 2010 Bronze Award for Royal Victoria Hospital Critical Care Unit
Considerate Constructors Scheme 2010 National Site Award Gold Award for Royal Victoria Hospital Critical Care Unit
Constructing Excellence in Northern Ireland Exemplar Demonstration Project for Sustainability and Design Quality 2009 for Royal Victoria Hospital Critical Care Unit