Skanska Innisfree has successfully begun the handover of the first phase of its £333 million Derby PFI Hospital scheme.
The 24,000m2 Kings Treatment Centre was handed over on programme and will now be used by the Trust to temporarily accommodate departments from the Women’s Hospital, which enables commencement of phase two, which will run until the scheme’s completion in 2008.
The Kings Treatment Centre will be a dedicated Daycase building for Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with the 1,100-room building initially providing accommodation for Urology outpatient and Daycase services. The lower level of the building will provide accommodation for the Central Sterile Services Department, Main Pharmacy Department, Facilities Management services, including catering, portering, and hotel services.
Drawing on research and innovation in hospital design and most importantly feedback from clients and end users, Skanska and its design team have created a building that will enhance patient health and wellbeing and maximises natural light and ventilation using a 150ft high atrium which also acts as a focal point for intuitive wayfinding and enhances waiting in the main entrance.
“We are delighted to have reached this major milestone,” said Rob Shed, Managing Director of Skanska’s PFI/PPP Operating Unit. “By combining the best of our skills and expertise throughout Skanska in the UK, we can create truly outstanding services for our clients.”
The completion of phase one continues throughout the Spring with the handover of the 4,200m2 Education Centre and the first half of the 95,000m2 main Acute Hospital building. Over the next three months, Skanska is scheduled to hand over a total of 8,500 rooms to the NHS at its schemes in Derby, Central Nottinghamshire and Coventry.
Work at Derby continues until December 2008.