The project consisted of a modular two-storey extension to the main entrance to include ground-floor retail spaces, hospital accommodation and associated walkways.
Working in partnership with Noviniti, Catfoss and the Trust, we successfully delivered the new Colchester Hospital project.
On the ground floor, the 2,200 sq. m. two-storey development comprises a modern, spacious new entrance transforming visitor and patient experiences. This included a substantial retail hub, home to retail outlets including Costa Coffee, WHSmith and M&S Simply Food, as well as a waiting area and consultation rooms.
The entrance also features a 400 sq.m. Critical Care Unit extension to the Emergency Department.
A dedicated administration suite was created on the first floor, providing a single location for 250 personnel, who are currently housed in temporary accommodation across the campus.
The fully-funded development by Noviniti Ltd for the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust (ESNEFT), employs innovative modular building solutions. This ensured that work is delivered in less than half the time of a traditional build and with minimum disruption, benefitting the local community and hospital users.
Seddon, as appointed principal contractor together with Yorkshire-based NHS modular build specialists, Catfoss delivered the building works on behalf of Noviniti Ltd and ESNEFT.
The contracting duo began a 34-week programme of work, with completion in November 2019.
Substantial enabling works creating new ambulance bays, taxi and patient set-down areas and bus stops are also underway, ultimately increasing accessibility to the hospital.