Leeds Teaching Hospitals - Framework Appointment

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Client’s Requirements

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one of the largest Trusts in the UK seeing approximately one million patients each year with an income of £970m and a staff of around 13,000 full time equivalents. The estate is spread over five sites; Leeds General Infirmary, St James’s University Hospital, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Seacroft Hospital and Wharfedale Hospital. The building and engineering programme will have an estimated gross net budget of £70m to £75m for the duration of the framework.

Silcock Leedham’s Contribution

As part of the framework Silcock Leedham was appointed to provide M&E Design Services for the first tranche of work on the framework, which was to provide a new Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Unit at St James Hospital. 

The project involved the stripping out of an existing ward and a full new services installation to serve the facility. The installation included a ventilation and pressure control system to accommodate both infectious and immuno-compromised patients.

Added Value / Unique Selling Points

We were required to have a good knowledge of HTMs (Hospital Technical Memoranda) to ensure compliance with hospital standards and regulations.

The intensive care and high dependency environments are unique and require a number of specialist services including:-

  • Isolated and uninterruptable power systems
  • Medical pendent systems – these are required to maximise space and improve accessibility around the bed. Cable management facilities are integrated to avoid trailing power cables and threads.

Our design solution had to accommodate these requirements.