£150m redevelopment begins
Construction of the £150m redevelopment of Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, north London, is due to start in the spring following the granting of Planning Consent by Enfield Council’s Planning Committee.
Enabling works are now under way on site, with completion of the building planned for summer 2018.
The major capital redevelopment, delivered by Integrated Health Projects - a consortium led by VINCI Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine - in conjunction with healthcare architect, IBI Group, Troup Bywaters & Anders (TB&A), and Thomasons, will provide the Royal Free London NHS foundation Trust with a new-build, five-storey acute hospital including an urgent care centre, inpatient unit, eight theatres, a day surgery unit, outpatient ambulatory care zone, imaging facilities, diagnostics, and supporting facilities.
The design has been developed in consultation with all departments and clinicians, allowing the design team to lead the way with innovative healthcare design, comprising of a number of flexible options to allow the trust to embrace service change in the future.
IBI Group has reviewed the whole estate to provide the trust with a value-added, future-proofed solution. This includes releasing funds from land sale and integrating housing and a new school into the plans to support the local community’s infrastructure.
Working in collaboration with the trust, the design team has also allowed for the future development of a new energy centre and multi-storey car park.