Queens Hospital SCBU Unit

Queens Hospital SCBU Unit


Project Description

Service Description

Safer Sphere was appointed as Principal Designer Advisors to ENGIE on a new Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Queens Hospital in Romford. The extent of works included:

  • A new 7 cot SCBU including new visitor’s WC, new entrance doors and modified entrance to the quiet room. The new unit will accommodate 6 cots and a single incubator.
  • Works carried out with modifications to the existing departure lounge forming a seminar/staff meeting room and enlarged restroom
  • Modifications carried out to create a new SCBU office
  • Enabling works to carried out to change the existing seminar room to waiting room
  • M&E alterations to suit new layout
  • Data obtained for modifications to suit a new layout

Under the CDM regulations 2015 the scope of services included are:

  • Principal Designer Advisor services in line with CDM 2015
  • Assisting with H&S in designs, buildability and programme to reduce risk profiles
  • Assisting the Client in discharging their duties under CDM
  • Pre-Contract reviews with sub-contractors and packages

Service Challenges

Whilst the client and design team have led the design with best practice CDM principles, some of the key challenges include: –

  • Building works carried out on within a live hospital
  • Vehicle length limitations on hospital roads
  • Plans and considerations to reduce any noise on the site
  • Restriction on vibration due to operating theatres below

“Safer Sphere provide Health and Safety management to the challenging and fast moving construction projects, with great benefit to our operations and business H&S objectives.
Their advisors have an excellent grasp of construction health and safety, they have embedded their knowledge and experience into our complex organisational systems, and have applied them at the project level in a practical, simple and coherent manner. For other organisations requiring construction health & safety assistance, I would look no further than Safer Sphere.”

Phil Hyde – ENGIE