Bristol Royal Infirmary

CMS Group have recently completed a £2m project at the Bristol Royal Infirmary to provide a state-of-the-art Surgical Admissions Suite (SAS) and Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic (POAC).

Located on the roof of the King Edward Building, the new building replaced a derelict structure that was carefully demolished after erecting full scaffolding protection to the roof perimeter. The new building was craned into place over a single weekend, before being fitted out internally to provide 15 consulting rooms, 9 changing cubicles, a reception area, waiting areas and associated clinical support spaces.

CMS Architects acted as Lead Designer together with CMS Project Managers & Surveyors, NDC as mechanical & electrical engineers, Kb2 as structural engineers, and Ian Anderson as CDM Coordinator. The design team was appointed at FBC and took the project from concept design through to completion under traditional contract procurement with the successful contractor Halsall construction.

The design embraced sustainable thinking from the outset, with use of prefabrication construction and innovative phase change material ceiling tiles which absorb daytime solar gains and release with night-time cooling. 

The project overcame many challenges over its course, primarily in relation to the logistics of a construction site six stories high, directly above the adjacent to an extremely busy hospital in the centre of Bristol. The department opened to the public in April 2015.

Project Manager: NHS Property Services
Architect: CMS Architects
Contract Administrator:  CMS Architects
Quantity Surveyor: CMS Project Managers & Surveyors
Structural & Civil Engineers: Kb2
M&E Consultants: Jones King
Principal Contractor: Halsall