- Client: Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
- Sector: Healthcare
- Location: Yorkshire & Humber
- Service: Construction
Airedale Hospital has benefitted from upgrades and improvements across many parts of the estate providing better patient care and access to a purpose-built modern facility.
Our programme of works at Airedale Hospital began in 2016 with the Acute Assessment Unit (AAU), as part of the Integrated Health Projects joint venture vehicle between Sir Robert McAlpine and Vinci Construction UK (Vinci). This extended the hospital’s emergency department, as well as the Pathology building at ground floor level.
In 2018, we were instructed to build a new car park, to alleviate congestion that Airedale had been struggling with. The car park works began in 2018.
Currently, Sir Robert McAlpine is constructing Barn Theatres, which feature two orthopaedic operating tables, with shared auxiliary rooms and services. This allows for a boost in operating theatre capacity whilst giving surgeons the ability to knowledge share in real time.
Over the coming years, there are plans to complete more estate and hospital upgrades including a re-roofing project.
Giving Back to the Community
In terms of social value, the projects at Airedale had a range of targets to achieve. Currently, there have been eight jobs created for local residents, with another one due to start working on site with a sub-contractor in the near future. Additionally, the project team have donated materials to a community garden, as well as organising chocolates and toys to be donated at Christmas to the Airedale Hospital Children’s Unit. Thus far, the social value return of investment target of £25,000 has been greatly exceeded, sitting to date at £243,133.
The project team have worked with the NHS Trust, to proactively support water management on site, and ensure there is no site runoff and pollution created. Thus far, 100% of key building materials have been sourced sustainably. The team has included additional sustainability measures into the induction, as well as delivering multiple toolbox talks on carbon and energy resource management.
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