The works required at the Christie Hospital were bespoke, undertaken concurrently as the design developed and necessitated working 24/7 around a live hospital. The large variance in work showcased the vast set of skills of the workforce. New drainage was installed to the ground floors and connected to the existing live drainage system. These trenches were then reinstated back to match the existing construction detail. Fume extraction units were utilised when in an enclosed space completely eliminating the exhaust fumes from the machinery. A service trench was excavated in an extremely high risk area to allow the new service feeds from the wards to be connected to the existing sub-station which was live and was running the power and water supply to the hospital. Ground radar penetration, vacuum excavation and meticulous trial hole works were required to ensure the success of this task. New padstones were installed on the roof of one of the wards to allow a new plant room facility to be created. Other works included ancillary concrete slabs for bottle stores and bins etc, screed removal and concrete floor improvement works.
Scope of works
- Installation of new drainage and connection to existing live system.
- Working 24hrs a day and 7 days a week when required.
- Concrete floor reinstatement and improvement works.
- Provision of new service trenches to existing live sub-station.
- Tarmacadam reinstatement.