Project Brief

Client:
NHS

Value:
£350,000

Team:
Construction, Mechanical and Electrical, Fire Systems

Completion Date:

October 2020

Project Description

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are going through a programme of refurbishment to the staff accommodation at their hospitals for the benefit their dedicated workforce. The facilities at St. Nicholas House provide 128 rooms over 8 floors, with the 1st and 2nd floor being the Directors offices. LMAC undertook the complete fit out of each apartments kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, fitting Whiterock paneling to the baths and showers and anti-slip vinyl flooring and redecoration throughout. We completed EICR reports and provided new installation certification for compliance of the lighting, sockets and re-wiring, ensuring any new penetrations were fire stopped accordingly.

All communal areas were fitted with new electrical re-wiring and emergency lighting, flooring and redecorations.

Due to the poor workmanship of an incumbent contractor who were removed,  the client requested that we completed the installation of fire doors, using our BM Trada certified engineers, and painting and decorating on a patient ward.  Works were completed during the night to cause the least disruption to staff and patients.
Through our excellent delivery we have secured further similar works at Princess Royal Hospital, Orpington.

Challenges

As the staff worked in shifts we had to ensure that we did not disturb the employees who had worked on the night shift and were resting in the day. Therefore, we liaised closely with the trust to identify the nurses and doctors who needed quiet and programmed any noisy works around this by working out of our normal working hours.
Fortunately, St Nicholas House was in a separate building to the rest of the hospital. However, we ensured that we implemented a code of conduct and held hospital setting specific inductions so our teams understood the acceptable level of behavior when working near vulnerable people.

Scope of work

  • Kitchens and Bathrooms
  • Bedroom Refurbishments
  • New Flooring
  • Redecorations
  • Electrical Rewiring
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Fuse Boards
  • Fire Stopping
  • Fire Compartmentation