Romford Hospital

Ashford’s landmark project, the £200M Queen’s Hospital in East London was successfully completed in October 2006.

Queens HospitalAshford’s landmark project, the £200M Queen’s Hospital in East London was successfully completed in October 2006.  Ashford undertook the commissioning and water treatment of all HVAC services at the new 1000 bed acute hospital.  Built to replace the adjacent Old Church Hospital, Queen’s has a footprint of 8.5 Hectares and occupies a 14.5 Hectare site (almost 12 football pitches).  It is estimated that in excess of 1.5 million bricks were used in the construction of the hospital which includes a day nursery, an administration building, an energy centre, a bus station, an 1100 car multi-storey car park and a helipad.  The four curved ward towers measure 60m in diameter, and are linked via a central core.  The podium floors are a unique organisation of diagnostic and treatment facilities designed for optimum adjacency.  This ensures patient travelling distances are minimised and that emergency and elective patient flows are separated.

Four 1MW MTHW boilers and four 1500kW air cooled chillers provide the heating and cooling to 4500 rooms via 42 supply air handling units and a mixture of active chilled/ low temperature hot water beams, VAV boxes and diffusers.  A similar number of clean extract fans remove vitiated air, assisted by approximately 42 dirty, smoke and special extract systems.  The energy centre also houses a CHP plant.

Bovis Lend Lease began construction July 2003, with Haden Young South East appointing Ashford as their flushing, water treatment and commissioning sub-contractor in May 2005.  Hand over for Health Authority took place in October 2006 with the hospital opening to the public before Christmas.

Ashford has also secured contracts with the hospital’s FM Sodexho for ongoing monitoring of water quality, staff training and L8 Compliance.

Client:   Haden Young Limited
Location Romford Essex
Main Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Services provided:  Commissioning & Water Treatment
Project Start date: June 2005
Project completion date: October 2006