Queen Mary’s Hospital

Sidcup, London
Oxley NHS Trust

The project required the strip out of partition walls, asbestos removal, and the removal of services and diversion of live services on the second floor of a live hospital, with live operating theatres in use in the North west quadrant. The work had to be completed in 2 phases so as to maintain access to the live theatre’s, these works were to take place on the 2nd floor of the building with live wards on the floors above and below

Phase 1

In Phase 1 some corridors were hoarded off to segregate patients and staff from construction workers. Asbestos removal works were undertaken first, and then as access to areas became free our mechanical and electrical engineers liaised with the site maintenance team, this was to establish live services from redundant services and divert any live services to remain in new locations or protect from demolition works. The scaffold access for phase 2 was under construction and as soon as this was complete the waste was removed from the floors into the skips.

Phase 2

In Phase 2 the welfare and access routes were moved into the courtyard at the rear and a window being carefully removed, with scaffold access being built up to and through the window to allow protection of the widow frame enabling it to be re-installed upon completion of the works. An electric hoist was installed to enable removal of all waste into waiting RORO skips for recycling. All demolition works of walls and doors were completed by hand so no noise and vibration would be transmitted to patients on the floor below or above.

Scope of works

  • Asbestos removal
  • Service identification
  • Service diversion terminations
  • Decommissioning and removal of the air conditioning system
  • Soft strip
  • Walls removal
  • Riser removals
  • Access and egress routes for site staff segregated from the NHS staff, visitors and patients
  • Window removals
  • Detailed Health and safety files completed for the client showing all alterations to the services and there locations

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