Howard De Walden Estate

Macintosh House, King Edward VII’s Hospital


King Edward VII’s Hospital is one of the UK’s leading private hospitals, located in London’s prestigious Harley Street medical district. The hospital sits under the stewardship of The Howard De Walden Estate, freehold owner for most of the buildings in Marylebone’s 92 acres.

To achieve the hospital’s expansion plans, the estate appointed us to construct a new build medical facility. By combining our experience of navigating logistically challenging sites with remarkable construction techniques, we ensured the project met the needs of the estate, the hospital and the community in this unique London suburb.

KEY FACTS

Project: Fit Out, Construction

Sector: Healthcare

Size: 29,000 sq ft

Programme: 118 weeks

Contract: Two-stage

TEAM

Base Build Architect: Dixon Jones

Fit Out Architect: Steffian Bradley Architects

PM: Platform

PQS: Quantum Consulting

Services: GDM Partnership

Structural: AKT

The Project

For more than a century King Edward VII’s Hospital has run as a charitable organisation, delivering outstanding patient care and committing specialist support to Armed Forces veterans. To continue providing their patients with exceptional services, the hospital required a new medical facility adjacent to the existing hospital site.

Set over seven floors and featuring two new basement levels, our redevelopment provides the hospital with a range of specialist medical accommodation. This includes diagnostic imaging suites, 25 consulting rooms, two minor procedure rooms, a dispensing pharmacy and a phlebotomy facility. As well as managing a complex basement construction, our team used precision planning to navigate the site’s challenging logistics.


1

Considerate Logistics

The site’s location in a busy neighbourhood and adjacent to the existing hospital required extensive stakeholder engagement and planning. Implementing a coordinated delivery strategy, traffic marshals and a pavement gantry ensured we mitigated the risk of delays and disruption.


2

Overcoming Challenges

With 39 separate party wall agreements needed and no over-sailing permitted with the adjoining building, our team’s ability to solve complex challenges helped keep this project on track.


3

Coherent Communication

As the Architect was not the same as the base build, the need for a robust management of the design, both in terms of co-ordination and information release was critical to the success of the project.


4

Sustainable Achievements

The project was to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’, implementing a regular schedule of workshops and a transparent tracking regime ensures we achieve the expected rating.

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