St Ann's Hospital
When we were appointed, St Ann’s Hospital provided inpatient mental health services in dormitory-style accommodation within a 100-year-old Grade II* listed building and a 1980s building that was difficult to adapt.
This project was the first phase in redeveloping the site to take inpatient accommodation out of the antiquated and inadequate listed building and provided:
- A 16-bed male treatment ward
- A 14-bed acute assessment unit
- A new hospital main entrance
- Upgraded site infrastructure including new car parking, FM facilities and increased site resilience
All rooms have single-bed ensuite facilities and 24/7 access to secure external spaces, at both ground and first-floor levels.
Using the Department of Health’s ProCure21 framework, the project was delivered to the accepted programme and under budget, resulting in a gain share to the NHS against the contracted guaranteed maximum price target cost.
Currie & Brown led the trust through the ProCure21 appointment process and acted as P21 project manager under the NEC Option C Engineering and Construction Contract. We administered the commercial aspects of the contract, certified monthly assessments, negotiated compensation events for trust changes and facilitated the project risk reviews. Additionally, Currie & Brown provided BREEAM assessor and CDM services to the P21 principal supply chain partner (IHP).
A robust programme for the design and construction stages was applied by involving the contractor very early on in the project. We also applied common reporting systems across the project to improve communication between the team members.
As a result of robust budget management and forecasting, the trust’s gain share against the target cost contract sum was reinvested in the project through enhancements to the main entrance and inclusion of a new generator covering the whole site.