Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Client Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust
Consultant Crump Newberry & Partners
Value £2.3M

This was a complex extension project comprising of the construction of two additional floors of offices built on top of the existing Hospital building.

The works involved the construction of a steel frame, laying a steel and cement mezzanine floor, building a curved zinc roof, and installing glazed curtain walling. Extensive scaffolding had to be erected around the building, and access to the site of the works was by hoist only. Due to the location of the Hospital, there was no storage space at ground floor level.

As construction had to be completed without disruption to any of the operations of the Hospital, detailed logistical planning was constantly required. The planning was made especially challenging as the works took place above the Assisted Conception Unit where sensitive medical procedures could have been seriously affected by vibrations, noise, and dust.