St Georges University Hospital, London

Type: Refurbishment and fit-out
Value: £1.9m
Duration: 20 weeks

Impressive new teaching facility for busy London teaching hospital.

We were called in to carry out a refurbishment and fit-out on the Jenner Wing of St Georges University Hospital London.

Working on its ground and lower ground floors, we created new teaching areas and student space, including a new reception area, consultation rooms, teaching rooms, learning resource area, study rooms, administration offices, conference areas and new toilet facilities.

As with all live working environments, we adopted a strict regime to cover the safe access and exit of labour, materials, equipment and rubbish; minimising disruption to the hospital’s daily operations.

The M&E specification entailed a new roof mounted ventilation air handling plant to supply air to new chilled beams within the rooms. New lighting was installed, along with small power and data distribution cabling.

A public health distribution network was also installed in the new toilet facilities, and interactive white boards were fitted to the new teaching rooms, which also featured audio systems and teaching room cameras.

A variety of specialist work and installations were required as part of the work which included acoustic partitioning, panelling and folding screens, and specialist oak-panelled columns incorporating special interfaces with chilled beams and lighting.

In addition, we created a striking, stretched Barrisol ceiling with diffused lighting effects and applied oak cladding and flooring to the corridors, reception and general circulation areas, along with feature paint finishes.

We were able to mitigate a number of challenges during the programme, such as the discovery of asbestos on both floors, the requirement for specialist furniture, and site-wide alterations to all power and data requirements. Every obstacle was expertly handled by our team through strategic planning and taking appropriate measures to minimise the impact of the changes and requirements, to ensure the overall programme of work was maintained.

The project was completed to time; with the finished work combining first-class facilities within an environment of excellence for the hospital’s teaching and student personnel.