Integral Projects Appointed to Refurbish Britain’s Oldest Hospital

Integral projects have been appointed to undertake a £36million refurbishment project of Britain’s oldest hospital - St Bartholomew’s in Farringdon, London - which dates back to 1123.

The London office of Integral Projects, an award-winning, mechanical, engineering and plumbing (MEP) contractor, have been selected to deliver the £9.9m MEPH package of the renovation of the pathology building and residential staff quarters (RSQ). Work will start in August 2018 with the MEPH services being installed from August 2019 through to July 2020. The refurbishment is expected to completed and handed over by 2021.

The project, which is being developed by Troup, Bywaters and Anders design team, includes the demolition and reconstruction of the buildings, whilst retaining its façade due to its Grade II-listed status.

The building services will be fully developed in BiM format, a specialist 3D model-based process which will be used to carry out dynamic thermal modelling and plan new complex mechanical and electrical services. The development will house new treatment rooms, operating theatres, two MRI and CT scanners, as well as more than 350 new hospital beds.

Chris Argent, National Projects Director at Integral, said: “Our projects division have extensive experience of designing and managing the installation, as well as testing and commissioning of new building systems, within the healthcare sector nationwide and we are delighted to have been appointed to work on another prestigious healthcare project alongside Kier. St Bartholomew’s Hospital is an historic building and we look forward to working with and retaining some of its original features, whilst helping it function in the way a modern hospital should.”

Upon completion, clinicians at the hospital estimate that more than 1,000 lives could be saved every year because of the new state-of-the-art treatment facilities, which will also provide greater patient access to a broader range of clinical trials.

Kier has been appointed as the main contractor on the project with Integral UK as its preferred MEP contractor.

St Bartholomew’s in Farringdon, London