The Friarage Hospital has been extended and reconfigured over several years to provide a range of new acute services. P+HS was commissioned to develop the Development Control Plan for the reconfiguration of the hospital through a series of workshops with managers and clinicians.
The construction work for Phase 1 was awarded in late 2003 to Interserve as the first project under the P21 national roll-out, with P+HS as architects. The main building was occupied in Spring 2006, with the project completed on time and under budget. Works included paediatric inpatient and outpatient services, Women’s Health Unit, including neonatal unit, Pathology Department, including aseptic manufacturing, Pharmacy, Hospital Street, and Refurbished Main Entrance. Also, a new Energy Centre was delivered via PFI as part of Phase 1.
P+HS continued to work with Interserve delivering improvements to acute facilities at The Friarage with further works under Phase 2. These have included upgrades to A&E, Mortuary, Maternity, Cardiology and respiratory out-patients.
Commenting for the Trust, Ian Roberts, Project Manager for South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust said:
“Working on a restricted site in the centre of a fully operational hospital the whole team worked together to deliver a facility that the people of Hambleton and Richmondshire fully deserve and can be proud of”.