New Community Hospital
HEALTH CASE STUDY
ST LUKE’S COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
NHS Property Services
March 2014 to February 2017
SCAPE East Midlands Property Alliance (EMPA)
Form of Contract
NEC ECC Option A
Client Quantity Surveyor
- Pre and post construction cost management
- Procurement advice
- Value engineering
- Risk management
- Business case support.
This project comprised a new build community hospital providing approx. 2,100m² of accommodation over three stories. The building was constructed at the front of the existing St Luke's Hospital site with a linkage in to the existing hospital buildings. The project was procured via the SCAPE EMPA Framework and our appointment was a direct appointment with NHS Property Services via a competitive tender.
Prior to our involvement, the project had previously been developed to RIBA Stage 3 but had been put on hold due to affordability issues and changes within the Client’s organisational structure. Upon our appointment we produced a value engineering schedule to explore all options to mitigate the circa £500k “overspend”. To enable informed decisions to be made as to which opportunities should be taken, we facilitated a workshop evaluating each of the options against set criteria which included: impact on clinical service, impact on patient pathways, impact on operation and maintenance, life cycle costs and planning risk. This approach enabled the Client teams to select the most appropriate route to affordability with minimum compromise to their scheme.
Benefits to Client
- Delivered significant VE savings without compromising the functional or operational content of the building
- Facilitated the risk management processes, providing clear strategies to mitigate or significantly reduce risks before works commenced on site
- Supported the Client with the financial sections of their business case.