In June 2018 Avrenim FM were appointed by the Royal Liverpool Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust (RLBUH) to deliver the substantial refurbishment and modernisation of the existing Restorative 1 Dental Clinic within the Royal Liverpool Dental Hospital, to deliver a Clinic for the needs of students, patients, public and staff at its heart.
Avrenim worked alongside RLBUH and their design team partners and staff working within the existing Clinic through a series of workshops and option appraisals to produce the optimum design for the end user.
The works involved the reconfiguration and refurbishment of the existing Restorative 1 Dental Clinic, including nineteen new dental surgery teaching bays, new dental chairs, a side surgery and pharmacy including all Mechanical and Electrical services
Working closely with the estates team, service user representatives and Clinical staff, the refurbishment works within a live, constrained site proved challenging, however, through a fully collaborative approach with key stakeholders at all stages of the refurbishment works this proved successful.
Off-site manufacturing and onsite assembly proved invaluable for delivering significant parts of the installation within the limitations of the site, including the partition walls, furniture and mechanical and electrical systems. Extensive user group meetings were held on a regular basis to agree on the best layout and optimum room design.
Avrenim FM carried out extensive surveys of the existing clinic including dimensional, mechanical and electrical, structural, asbestos and utilities in order to best inform the high level design and layouts.
Construction started in June 2018 and was completed 14 weeks later in September 2018.
Handover took on programme, following a sectional completion to allow the early installation of state-of-the-art Dental Chairs. The project was delivered safely, with a nil Accident Frequency Rate, on budget and to high quality standards.
The project’s success was realised through excellent collaborative and open working with the project management team and continuous engagement with the clinical and end user teams. Altogether, the facility is used by the Liverpool University School of Dentistry and as such has involved significant stakeholder management.
The early appointment of Avrenim and their team enabled early engagement and a full buy-in from the whole project team in order to fully understand and realise the Client’s needs. A major key to success was the proactive and engaged client team who understood the importance of early-decision making and the need to really work with the delivery team.