Procure Partnerships Framework Contractor Partner I&G have completed a programme of £1.2M remodelling and refurbishment works to two Cardiac Catheter Lab Suites at Leeds General Infirmary on behalf of client Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The project provided a well needed upgrade to the facilities that had not been updated in over 20 years.
The project was secured via the Procure Partnerships Yorkshire Framework.
The Project involved the redevelopment of the existing MES Infrastructure to bring it up to the current HTM/HBN compliant standards. The working area was located near several live theatres, leading to some minor complications and delays. However, I&G instead opted to work out of hours to ensure patients and staff were left undisturbed.
Works were carried out during the pandemic and given the tight timescales this brought about a need to plan works effectively to ensure that social distancing could be achieved. The site management team managed this admirably to allow a tight programme under normal circumstances to be achieved even with these additional considerations.
Jonathan Kutte, Leeds Capital Projects-Project Manager, commented: “Illingworth & Gregory/Sewell Group have successfully completed the first phase of the refurbishment of the Cardiac Catheter Labs at Leeds General Infirmary for The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Two Labs were remodelled and refurbished as part of the first phase of the 3-year programme which also includes upgrading of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure serving the Labs. The finished Labs are a huge improvement on the previous ones which were over 20 years old and will enable the clinical team to provide an enhanced service to patients in an environment that is fit for 21st century healthcare”
Sherwin Naron, Construction Manager and QS, commented: “This was a very challenging scheme for all parties due to the amount of work involve in such a short duration of time but working together with all the parties involved, the project was completed successfully with the quality of the end product everyone involve can be proud of”.
Faye Dolan, Framework Manager, commented: “Procure Partnerships Framework are delighted to be continually supporting Leeds Teaching Hospitals. The Cardiac Catheter project has faced some challenges regarding a tight programme, however these obstacles have been addressed and overcome through strong communication and collaboration”.