Broadgreen Hospital | Doctors Mess & Welfare Facility
ClientBroadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust
PlaceThomas Dr, Liverpool
Type of workRefurbishment
Avrenim Developments team was appointed by Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to undertake full refurbishment of the Doctors Mess and the kitchen area. The project entailed the removal of internal walls, the complete strip out and removal of the internal building fabric, M&E equipment, the removal of the existing recessed lighting systems, floor coverings, fixtures and fittings, kitchen units, including the disposal of all white goods.
The internal refurbishment is now a much bigger space. The Doctors Mess room and new kitchen layout was constructed by the introduction of new steelwork to support the existing roof. This along with the opening up of the external wall to provide a new fire escape meant the work needed to involve some temporary works management.
The completion of structural work was followed by the installation of new doors, work tops skirting boards, new vinyl flooring and general decoration.
Avrenim Developments also provided the structured cabling, installation of general and emergency lighting, upgrading of the electrical distribution system, additional electrical power outlets, fire detection followed by testing and commissioning
The work was done outside of working hours, all in conjunction with the Trust’s Estates Department and the users in the area to reduce disruption for the personnel.
Daily interface with the other staff working within adjacent space was required in regards to health and safety i.e. dust prevention, privacy, security, assessment of any risk or hazards and timing of actions, establishing when hazardous or disruptive works could take place.
The work continued during the Covid-19 pandemic which proved to be difficult due to social distancing measures.
Work was rearranged to comply with the current/at the time social distancing guidelines, builders were working within their own ‘bubbles’ keeping safe by 2m distance.
The successful delivery of the project was due to increased health and safety matters while working on site