The seven year, £70 million project to redevelop Glan Clwyd Hospital is now well underway and is currently on schedule to be completed for 2018.
Work on the 30,000 m2 site comprises a refurbishment and also three new build elements – being a new Mortuary, Pathology and an A&E Extension equating to 3500 m2 of new development.
The works commenced in March 2011 with the pre-construction and design stage, the development will be completed in phases with a number of departments already complete – but the main Emergency Department is scheduled to be complete by the spring of 2014.
As part of those early stages a small amount of enabling works such as demolition and asbestos removal was carried out. Removing these internal partitions and existing finishes, including the mechanical and electrical services and infrastructure, effectively left a shell.
On completion of the demolition a new internal layout was constructed, including new resilient MEP services and infrastructure. All finishes applied will be selected in conjunction with the clinical staff to enhance the healing environment utilising a combination of modern and trusted finishes.
Current activities on site are the new build Pathology building, new build A&E extension and the Emergency Department refurbishment works to the existing ground floor area along with all associated new infrastructure.
Conwy & Derbyshire NHS Trust have also recently completed a new build Mortuary Building and are in the planning stages of pre-paring the existing area identified for the new Critical Care Department.
In addition to the internal works, there will also be a redevelopment of the external facade which, whilst retaining the existing concrete panels will have improved insulation properties and the new windows will be more energy efficient. Manufactured from extruded aluminium, they will also have multi coloured spandrel panels to reflect the natural colours of the region incorporating the national colours.
The new build elements will further require new external landscaping schemes compliant with the planning conditions granted, there is also a number of external hard and soft finishes required as a result of access alterations to the existing structure.
All new developments will be subject to various BREEAM targets and ENE Credits as required by Planning and Building Regulation.
Laing O’Rourke Construction North is the main contractor on the build and Design Buro is the architect.