Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth provides a range of acute, general and specialist services to over half a million patients, across 3 sites: the Queen Alexandra Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and the Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport. Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust announced their intentions to extend the hospital in 1999; however, plans were not agreed until 2005. The £289 million funding required to modernise facilities at the hospital was secured through a private finance initiative between Carillion Plc and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
The redevelopment and expansion of the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth was designed by Building Design Partnership (BDP). The project was a combination of new-builds and the refurbishment and reconfiguration of some existing hospital areas. The new-build works comprised of the construction of a new 7 storey building as well as a pathology block, a rehabilitation block and a multi-storey car park. The project brings together the acute medical services of the hospital by centralising them all on to the QAH site. The completed hospital comprises of 1026 inpatient beds, 34 neonatal intensive care cots, 3 endoscopy suites and 20 main operating theatres.
Carillion Construction commenced work in 2005 with an estimated completion date of 2009. The site required substantial reorganisation of clinical departments, re-engineering of non clinical services and estate remodelling whilst remaining operational. Construction was completed within 54 months with the new hospital opening its doors on the 15th
With the whole life costs of the new buildings a priority, Elite worked closely with the main contractor Carillion to ensure the ironmongery package comprised of products that required only minimum maintenance and combined durability with the attractive decorative finish desired by architects Building Design Partnership.