Innov8 drafted in on £120m Cambridge hospital project

John Lainh commissions Innov8 to provide construction design and management services

Innov8 Safety Solutions has been contracted by John Laing to provide construction design and management services for a £120m development at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The project will bring together a post-graduate medical education centre, private hospital, a 198-room hotel and a 550-seat conference centre.

Innov8 will be using the healthcare estates expertise gained from previously working with John Laing at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to provide critical planning and management services on the two-year long construction project.

The company will have a full team on site from summer 2014 when the first phase of construction begins. The team will work closely with project directors from the main contractor, Laing O’Rourke, to ensure all risks associated with the project are minimised, that it is managed competently and delivered safely.

Peter Ward, director of healthcare projects at John Laing, said: “We were extremely pleased at how the Innov8 team performed on a highly-complex project at Liverpool’s Alder Hey hospital.

“When we were named as the preferred partner to deliver the forum development on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus development, we had no hesitation in appointing Innov8 as our CDM advisor.

“The project has a wide variety of challenges in terms of design and build, and we expect Innov8 to help ease some of those demands as they have done for us at Alder Hey.”