Managing major refurbishment work at specialist healthcare facility

Refurbishment work has been completed at a specialist healthcare facility, improving the existing estate to free up clinical and office space for patients and staff.

The £750,000 project at Townend Court in Hull’s Cottingham Road includes refurbishing a ward and an office space.

The office area had not been used recently and was identified as an area for improvement to bring staff together in one place in a suitable environment, making best use of the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust estate.

Citycare provided project management services for the scheme, which began in July 2020.

Jonathan Ramsey, Consultant at Citycare, said: “The ward was closed while the main refurbishment work took place and included a small extension. It will now allow men and women to be treated on the same ward.

“We’ve kept disruption to a minimum throughout, enabling the Trust to maintain services to other areas of the site and we’ve adapted and worked flexibly in response to the developing brief.

“It has naturally evolved over the last 12 months due to the challenges the NHS has faced in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and inevitable changes to service delivery.

“We have a strong long-standing relationship with the Trust and we’re working with them on multiple projects across a number of areas.”

Rob Atkinson, Head of Estates at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is an important project for the Trust to make sure we’re maximising the efficiency of our clinical spaces while also providing top quality office space for our staff and colleagues to support our clinical services.

“Citycare has managed the project very well, relieving the pressure on our in-house teams.”