Case Study: UHNM NHS Trust - Royal Stoke University Hospital

We saved thousands of pounds for UHNM NHS Trust by identifying invalid cost variations

Key Services
  • Consultancy and Advice
  • Refurbishment & Demolition Surveys
  • Remediation Projects
  • Removal Specifications
  • Removal Project Management

Project details

Having supplied turnkey asbestos consultancy and on-site services to the University Hospitals of the North Midlands (UHNM) NHS Trust since 2004, we were pleased to support the Trust’s supply chain partners in the £350m PFI development of their Stoke base.

Our involvement began in the design stages of the project to amalgamate the City General Hospital, Central Outpatients and Pathology, and Royal Infirmary into one super-hospital – now the Royal Stoke University Hospital. This entailed enabling works for the construction of the new hospital, extensive refurbishment and demolition surveys, and removal works on a number of listed buildings.

Thorough scoping and desktop research, tender analysis and support in the selection of contractors, was key in maintaining cost controls. Notably, our project manager and analysts saved the Trust thousands of pounds by identifying invalid cost variations presented by a contractor appointed against our recommendation. Additional support provided by the Environmental Essentials team ensured compliance with tender specifications when removal and remediation works were conducted.

In the unique environment of a working hospital, and particularly during a complex decanting programme, our team were flexible and sensitive to diverse stakeholder needs.