The awards are the UK’s most prestigious for healthcare design and facilities management, celebrating the people, products and projects that have excelled in improving the healthcare environment.
According to the judges, “Each year the standard of entries has grown…..a positive indication of the ever-improving environment of the country’s health service. The winners of this year’s awards have far exceeded present standards in today’s healthcare built community. As pioneers of the future environment of our healthcare, these winners have set a benchmark for all future developments, and as a result, should be congratulated.”
Designed by architects TP Bennett and built by Yorkon, the Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre is a new purpose-built surgical hospital which provides a range of elective surgical services for NHS patients, including inpatient treatment.
Commenting on the latest award for the project, David Johnson, Director and General Manager of Yorkon said, “To complete a project of this scale and complexity, which was open and treating patients just 12 months after the start on site, was a significant achievement for the whole project team.”
“It involved taking an innovative approach to construction that minimised on-site working and reduced the programme time – and it was successfully delivered both on time and on budget.
“We are absolutely delighted with this latest award, and the recognition it gives to the client, the design and construction team, and to the success of the off-site approach.”
The three-storey 4,842sqm hospital comprises 114 steel modules which Yorkon craned into position in just three weeks to reduce the build time to only 12 months. The programme was critical as patients were booked in for treatment, and was achieved despite winter working and adverse weather conditions, which would have had a major impact on traditional site-based construction methods.
The project’s other achievements included: