This work comprised of demolition, remodelling and refurbishment of shared bedrooms on Dorset, Suffolk and Sussex Wards within the Chase Building at Chase Farm Hospital which supports the mental health needs of adults aged from 16-65 years.
The works required detailed planning and programming as the wards were always a ‘live’ environment and the bedrooms could only be released on an individual basis so patient safety and well-being throughout the works was paramount.
As part of the remodelling new drainage was required for the creation of ensuite bedrooms, new windows, new floor and ceiling finishes, anti-ligature fittings and furniture and redecoration throughout as well as a full reprovision of mechanical and electrical systems and associated works.
Storm have been working with the Trust for several years now on numerous projects varying in value and complexity including working on wards ranging from Elderly/Dementia, Adolescent, Adult, Low and Medium Secure.
Frequently it is necessary for works to be carried out whilst wards remain occupied and I have always found Storm to be courteous, responsive, thorough and proactive without being overly ‘contractual’. Their project management is excellent resulting in projects generally completing on time, within budget and with comprehensive O&M manuals. For projects of the right type, size and value Storm are “one of the first to go on the tender list”.
Head of Capital Planning