Radiology Department

With over 7 years' continual presence at the Countess of Chester Hospital and experience of project delivery in 7 other hospitals, Read understand the complexity and have a wealth of experience from successful proven track record.

Contract:   JCT Measured Term Agreement
Value:          £208,000
Duration:   16 Weeks


CLIENT LIAISON - To ensure a co-ordinated approach, Read's site team held daily liaison meetings with the client's estates department representative and adjacent ward managers. The complex phasing requirements necessitated several adaptations to the segregation strategy which required consideration from a fire planning perspective for both the construction site and hospital.

PHASING & SEQUENCING - Live environments don’t come any more sensitive than those delivering acute patient care. Maintaining a sensitive and considerate programme is key to delivering works without adverse impact on adjoining areas. In such environments, Read’s site team utilise a LEAN efficiency tool known as the Planned Activities Complete programming technique to plan and manage works on a day by day collaborative basis.

ADAPTABLE - As always, Read’s site team remained adaptable to the situation and constraints throughout the programme. Where material and tools had to be transported through the live areas, special trolleys were adapted and out-of-hours working was adopted to minimise impact on the facility operation and patient / visitor wellbeing.