Epsom & St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Capital Development Programme

Type: Refurbishment & Strip-out
Duration: 98 Weeks
Value: £5.7m
Architects: Medical Architecture
QS: LH&E Cost Consultancy, Faithful + Gould
Project Manger: Alterego Construction
& Interiors (Consultancy) Ltd

Epsom St. Helier Hospital

Enhanced wards and lifts at Epsom & St Helier University Hospital
benefit patients and healthcare workers.

As part of the trust’s annual capital development programme, ITC was appointed to refurbish multiple areas of St Helier Hospital to improve the spaces where patients are cared for and the facilities available to them.

Working at the hospital throughout the pandemic, we delivered the following spaces:

Intensive Care Unit

It was critical that ITC delivered this ICU space as quickly as possible at the beginning of the pandemic. The works involved a full refurbishment of an existing ward and additional plant at roof level to support the increased demand on the building’s services. The ITC delivery team responded by working effectively with the hospital and undertook extended weekend and night-time working. We handed over the project 5 weeks ahead of schedule in March 2020 enabling much needed facilities for the NHS in a time of great need.


New steel framed construction lifts with intumescent coatings around the hospital were installed. The lift shaft works leading into various wards were also carried out. Fire resistant boards were installed to ensure all surrounding areas were fireproof. The finished lifts now provide access to all floors, including means of egress.

Acute Medical Unit

We converted an existing storage room into a new three bed Acute Medical Unit with the associated M&E including the extension of medical gas services and new air source heat pump, including installation of external condenser. We also added a new en-suite disabled toilet. The new space will provide care for all levels of sickness from walk-in to high-dependency.

Ward Refurbishment

We carried out a full refurbishment of the C5 ward, including the existing mechanical, electrical, public health and medical gas installations, including fire detection and alarm system and nurse call system.

Refurbished, state-of-the-art wards fully utilised when the NHS was under great pressure

The hospital staff made many positive comments about the ward environment, they found it clean, spacious, modern and felt proud of the new spaces.

The extensive efforts and commitment of the ITC team means the hospital now has refurbished wards, clinical units and lifts all consisting of high quality.

We are delighted with our new intensive care unit; it is fantastically designed and executed despite being within the confines of a challenging 1930’s building. The Trust is very grateful that ITC pulled out all the stops, working double shifts and 7 days a week, to complete the unit ahead of schedule in the depths of the pandemic.

Tim Wilkins | Associate Director of Estates Transformation & Associate Programme Director for New Hospital Infrastructure | Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Project Director: Tony Corbett

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