Designed by Llewelyn Davis architects the design for this hospital included a podium block extending five levels from -2 up to level 3 and a high rise tower from level -1 up to level 15. The hospital is a fully functional major General Hospital containing all the typical departments you would expect to see in such a facility, including Accident and Emergency, Wards, Day Assessment Clinic and multiple specialist departments.
We were involved from concept through to detail design, working with the architects and the entire PFI consortium. Our remit covered Vertical Transportation, Materials Management, Materials Handling and the selection of NCSS Systems.
Hospitals are the most complex challenge for the designer of transportation systems. The new UCLH facility contains separate passenger, goods and logistics lifts, dumbwaiters and a major pneumatic tube system as part of the overall integrated NCSS solution. Now fully up and running it is probably one of the more successful PFI hospital projects from the perspective of well-designed energy efficient integrated NCSS design.