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Wrightington Hospital

Redevelopment to provide a new three-storey building with two 28 bed post-op wards made up of single and crucifix configurations, a 4-bay orthopaedic barn theatre with admissions and recovery unit.

Facts and figures

  • Client: Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
  • Design team: IBI as Architect, RPS as MEP Engineer, Alan Johnston Partnership as C&S Engineer
  • Type of facility: Acute
  • Building size: 5,457m²

Key features

  • Barn Theatre
  • P21+ Repeatable Rooms utilised
  • Built to and achieved BREEAM Very Good
  • Completed under budget
  • Handover six weeks earlier than scheduled
  • BIM Level 2 implementation

Project achievements

The close working relationship and involvement of the whole design team has ensured the Trust has benefitted from optimised and cost effective design solutions, producing an effective service model. This collaboration has been fully realised during the construction phase, where changes have been kept to a minimum and the project is on target to be delivered within time and on budget.

Recognising the importance of this scheme from our client’s perspective, and aware of Government drivers we challenged our efficiencies. Use of BIM and the P21+ Repeatable Rooms, for the wards, helped us to complete the project ahead of schedule.

Completion was achieved under budget and handover was six weeks earlier than scheduled, there was greater predictability through clash resolutions, a reduction in CAPEX / OPEX and additional value to the customer through COBie asset data delivery to aid O&M activities. Our MEP supply chain partner, NG Bailey, was recognised with the BIM Initiative of the Year and the Project of the Year awards at the 2017 H&V News Awards in London for its BIM capabilities on this project.