Bridgwater Community Hospital was delivered on time, under budget, with an excellent safety record and defect free.
The new Bridgwater Community Hospital provides a range of services, with facilities including 30 inpatient beds, a midwifery-led maternity unit, a minor injuries unit and a diagnostic and radiology facility with the capacity to accommodate mobile scanners. The hospital also provides therapy, day treatment and outpatient services.
An endoscopy unit was delivered as an addition to the project without impact on the cost and programme of the main build.
Our early involvement enabled us to influence the design to provide robust detailing and buildability while our procurement and managerial expertise was key to ensuring the project was defect free at handover.
“The IHP team has really grasped where we are coming from and what our priorities are. They’ve made sure the right people with the necessary healthcare experience are involved at the right stages, and have put forward positive suggestions which have improved the project.” Simon Yeo, Project Manager, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
A ProCure 21+ development, the hospital was delivered by Integrated Health Projects (IHP), our joint venture with Vinci Construction UK.
We worked to ensure the hospital’s staff were fully involved in the design development of the new hospital throughout.
“The team has brought forward solutions to problems even before they became apparent. And one of the things I found particularly good was that although it is a joint venture you couldn’t tell which organisation an individual worked for. They seemed to be very much a single entity from that perspective.” Project Director, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
The project was highly commended in the Innovations in ProCure21+ category at the Building Better Healthcare Awards.
The judges called the hospital “a well thought-out, comprehensive facility that enhances the patient experience”.