Thurston were given the challenge of installing an Urgent Care Facility spanning over 600 square meters for West Middlesex University Hospital. All of this had to be completed right next to the Accident & Emergency Department which remained open throughout the project.
Thurston designed, manufactured and installed the facility that will be used to care for patients in need of emergency but not life threatening treatment. The building will further be used to expand the hospitals paediatric care facilities.
This specialist building spans over 600 square meters and includes treatment rooms, consultancy rooms and offices, all providing much needed space at the hospital that is demonstrating its commitment to delivering improved care for the people in their community.
One of the reasons that Thurston was chosen as the principal contractor on this project was our ability to manufacture and build offsite. We completed a large majority of the project at our factory meaning that there was a higher level of quality control and less disruption on site. This was essential as the new facility was installed in front of the main A&E entrance which has remained live throughout. We were also chosen for our ability to bespoke the layout and module sizes to suit the Trusts exacting clinical needs.
The new unit has been connected to the existing hospital building via a traditionally built corridor. The external finish to the main building is a brick render and cedar board which aesthetically is similar to the rest of the hospital. All this was completed with minimal disturbance to A&E services.
The all galvanised steel structure for the Urgent care facility has been rated ‘Very Good’ under the BREEAM scheme and the high levels of insulation used means that the Care facility will be able to benefit from lower energy bills and be more environmentally friendly.