november 2018

ME Construction expands its healthcare client base to six London-based NHS Trusts

Having completed a project to refurbish nine rooms at The Heart Hospital, which is part of University College London Hospital (UCLH), ME Construction, the London-based specialist construction company, has won two further projects in the healthcare sector.

In addition to refurbishing an existing cardiac catheter ward at St Mary’s Hospital to produce a new Endoscopy Scope Decontamination Unit – a second contract for ME Construction from the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – the company has also won a contract from the Barts Health NHS Trust to refurbish the reception area at Newham Hospital. Paul Driver, ME Construction’s Business Development Director, said: “With the contract from Barts Health NHS Trust, ME Construction is now working for six NHS Trusts in the capital.” The Heart Hospital project involved the alteration and full refurbishment of nine existing wards between the third and fourth floors of the hospital to provide five additional bed spaces over two phases. The project was completed, on time, in just eight weeks. The works were carried out within a ‘live ward’ environment and the ME Construction site team were highly praised by the Trust for their consideration towards staff, patients, clients and visitors - and for also complying with strict noise, dust and infection control restrictions. ME Construction, which specialises in refurbishment and conservation projects in London, has completed some 20 projects in the healthcare sector in the last six years. Dennis Barnard, Operations Director of ME Construction, commented: “We now have a wealth of specialist experience of working within the health sector. “We understand that every project is unique and, as such, we offer a bespoke service for each project. We adopt modern procurement best practice with our supply chain partners, collaborating to develop effective healthcare solutions. “Our supply chain enables us to provide input into all the key stages of the project process – programming, ‘buildability’, costs and delivery. “When it comes to projects in the healthcare sector, among other things, it’s important to maintain daily communication with the Healthcare Managers and relevant Departmental Heads,” he continued. “It’s also important to maintain effective control of dust and noise – and to adopt a sensitive approach to minimise the impact of the works on both patients and staff.”