ISG is underway with a £14 million project to upgrade and extend Spire St Anthony’s Hospital in Surrey, delivering state-of-the-art surgical facilities, along with a refurbishment of the existing hospital building.
Comprising the construction of a two-storey, circa 27,000 sq ft, extension at the private hospital in Cheam, the scheme sees ISG create six new operating theatres. The hospital already offers Level 3 critical care, with specialist provision for cardiac, thoracic and complex orthopaedic procedures. The project will extend this capability and add three new ultra-clean theatres, a hybrid theatre and a physiotherapy department.
The new operating theatres will be housed on the first floor of the concrete frame extension, with consulting rooms, administrative areas, and a physiotherapy unit, including hydrotherapy pool, at ground floor level. All six theatres will be constructed to operate under positive pressure with air locking doors, and ISG is responsible for the comprehensive fit out package, including surgeon’s panels that control door locks, lighting and temperature.
The three ultra-clean theatres will include HEPA filter canopies above the operating area to deliver up to 500 air changes per hour, with one theatre adapted for laser surgery procedures, featuring non-reflective surfaces throughout. Facilities have been carefully designed to enable the hospital to quickly adopt the very latest surgical techniques and advances, with a state-of-the-art Siemens scanner installed in the hybrid theatre, enabling patients to be scanned during procedures.
Working collaboratively with the hospital’s estates and managerial team, ISG has developed a robust programme to manage the challenging logistical and operational constraints of live environment project delivery within a 24-hour acute hospital environment.
Paul Sharp, divisional director of ISG’s Engineering Services business, commented: “Securing our first project for the UK’s premier private hospital group is an important reflection of our specialist healthcare credentials and focus on the highest quality delivery standards. This is a major investment by Spire Healthcare into bringing state-of-the-art facilities to this recently acquired hospital and is a key statement of the provider’s commitment to excellence in patient care and advanced treatment.”
The Spire St Anthony’s Hospital win builds on ISG’s considerable track record in the specialist healthcare fit out sector, which includes recent projects to deliver an endoscopy unit, sleep centre and a stem cell research laboratory for Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust and numerous projects at both Addenbrookes Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital.