The project brief was to construct a new 2 storey extension to the Emergency Department at Furness General Hospital. The project was a 29 week construction period with 10 phases working around the existing live emergency department.

The project itself consisted of the following

The second floor of the new extension was a large plant room to house the new air handling plant, IPS and UPS power supplies, ventilation, pumps and various other elements of plant for the large scale M&E fit out on the project. Also within the hospital, a new main panel was  installed to feed the new resus extension along with other areas of the hospital with new    sub-main distribution cables installed down existing main corridor routes.

PSA were employed at RIBA stages 1-6 of the project.

Stages1-2 PSA were involved to assist in identifying a brief, pulling together preliminary costs and liaison with the relevant Stakeholders and Trust Authorising Engineers.

Stages 2-4 included producing concept and detailed design proposals, liaison with Trust  Stakeholders and Authorising Engineers for approval.

During Stages 5-6 PSA were assisting with site matters, snagging & witnessing, checking O&M documentation and assisting in handover duties.

One of the biggest challenges on this scheme was factoring in the live adjacent areas and how these would be affected. This meant PSA were required to incorporate temporary resus beds into the design whilst works on site progressed elsewhere.

The project included medical locations of Group 1 and Group 2 in accordance with HTM 06-01 & IEE Guidance note 7. 5 Resuscitation bays were backed up IPS/UPS arrangements forming part of the medical IT system.