Working in conjunction with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Laing O’Rourke, Gleeds is acting as project manager and cost manager on the £350m development.
The new hospital will deal with all major emergencies and will treat and care for those needing complex emergency or critical care. It will be home to more than 40 specialist services and will have a helicopter pad for patients who need to arrive by air ambulance.
Victoria Head, Associate Director, Gleeds, said: “We are delighted to have reached a significant milestone in the hospital’s development today. Through working collaboratively with the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Laing O’Rourke for over 11 years, we have built some solid relationships and continue to develop these as others join the project.
In collaboration, we have used a significant amount of Design for Manufacture and Assembly techniques at the hospital, sharing with the Welsh Government and the health board’s other stakeholders the benefits that this technique brings to the construction of the Grange University Hospital.
We have considered the whole life costs of the project from commencement of the design process, meaning end-users will have a far greater understanding of overall running costs when the building is fully operational. Through use of BIM level 2, we have captured building operation and maintenance information, allowing the health board to understand the systems and equipment which have been installed, critical to providing patients with the best possible levels of care.
We continue to be a very proud and supportive partner to the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and value our involvement in such a prestigious project in south Wales.”
The Grange University Hospital forms a key part of the health board’s wider Clinical Futures Strategy, launched in 2004, to modernise health services in Gwent and will create a highly specialised environment to support the treatment of patients who need complex and acute emergency care. The hospital will also have a key regional role, working as part of the wider major acute hospital system across south Wales.
Welsh Government funding for the new 471-bed hospital was confirmed in October 2016 and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board expect its doors to open to patients in the Spring of 2021.