Work has completed on the multimillion-pound redevelopment of two wards of Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge that will provide new treatment space for service users.
We have delivered the c.£5.9 million strip out and refurbishment of the Nuclear Medicine and Thrombectomy wards at Addenbrooke’s, which is part of Cambridge University Hospitals.
Both projects have seen the remodelling of existing space to create new treatment rooms and house additional hospital beds.
The revamped wards have the potential to reduce pressure on the NHS, deliver a greater consistency of patient service and experience, and drive measurable efficiencies.
We carried out demolition works and removed internal partitions at the Nuclear Medicine ward, with specialist lead lined products used to prevent radiation exposure. A new fire exit has been created through the addition of an external steel staircase on level three of the building, while there have been upgrades to M&E services and new finishes throughout.
Addenbrooke’s Thrombectomy ward benefits from improvements to the existing floor plate to ensure its compliance with modern standards. The space has been reconfigured to provide an improved environment for staff and patients, with new fire doors and refreshed recovery rooms.
As part of the delivery of the programme, we engaged with local schools to provide careers advice and showcase opportunities available within the construction industry. We also donated a cold cot to Addenbrooke’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which will be used to support parents that have experienced a stillbirth.
Simon Wilson, Director at Willmott Dixon Interiors, said: “Our collaboration with Cambridge University Hospitals has delivered two outstanding hospital ward refurbishments. Both projects have created modern, therapeutic healthcare spaces that will support a more efficient service user pathway and provide better facilities for NHS staff.
“We have an experienced team and a high-quality supply chain which is used to overcoming the challenges of working in a live hospital environment. They have been able to communicate and plan effectively with stakeholders to deliver a phased programme, most of which was delivered out of hours to ensure the works did not interrupt the vital care delivered by the wards. We’re incredibly proud of the healthcare spaces they’ve handed over.”
We have long-term relationships with NHS Trusts throughout England, with Addenbrooke’s one of multiple, high quality fit out and refurbishment projects we have delivered in the healthcare sector.
Recent work includes the refurbishment of a Community Diagnostic Centre at Mexborough’s Montagu Hospital and the anti-ligature refurbishment of four mental health rehabilitation units on behalf of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust.
We have also carried out several projects for University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, that include a £2.85 million modular extension to the A&E department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.