Basildon Hospital suffers a major spike in admissions during the winter period. This project was conceived to alleviate some of the demand for beds at this critical time. The majority of these admissions are elderly people.
This project involved the refurbishment of Laindon Ward, the construction of a new link and a New Build Two Storey ‘Frailty’ Ward in the centre of Basildon Hospital.
Following commencement of the project the design of the new build element of the project was entirely revised. Numerous changes were incorporated including revised foundations, steel alterations and Mechanical and Electrical designs to Frailty Ward.
The majority of the work was undertaken adjacent to live wards meaning restrictions on noise and access, thus careful planning and programming was required, along with phasing to suit the customer needs.
The new buildings were comprised piled foundations, structural steel frame, Trespa and timber cladding and a coloured render.
Due to the location of the building within the hospital grounds access was extremely difficult and many changes were made to the design to aid programme and cost.
The new Fraility Ward will be used to treat Adult Patients. On the ground floor there are 10 bed spaces along with office accommodation reception and a therapy area.