Contract Name: New Victoria Hospital
Contract Value: £10.5 million
Contract Period: 132 weeks
Architect: Colwyn Foulkes & Partners
Client: The New Victoria Hospital

The New Victoria Hospital in Kingston-upon-Thames selected Rydon via two stage competitive tender to deliver a substantial upgrade to their existing facility in Southwest London. The £10.5 million project included an extension and alterations to the existing building providing an enlarged 2660m2 area of floor space.

The project was divided into five phases of work to ensure the minimisation of any disruption to the continued operation of the hospital.

Phase 1 focused on enabling works before a new build extension took place in Phase 2, with the inclusion of the housing day surgery and associated facilities, four new operating rooms, theatre changing room and a sterile unit. A pathology and seminar room was created with a staff dining canteen.

Phase 3 brought the addition of a new build CT scanning suite, with an outpatient & inpatient’s reception, consulting rooms with associated facilities being built in Phase 4. This also saw the demolition of an existing, redundant building (Coombe Manor). The final phase delivered four new bedrooms, ultrasound and bone density rooms and associated facilities, as well as the removal of temporary accommodation units.

A number of carbon reduction and environmental initiatives were incorporated, including photovoltaic panels. The new-build section of the project was built to the BREEAM ‘Very Good’ specification.

New Victoria Hospital is renowned for its high standards of care and service to its patients and remained operational throughout the contract period. This required Rydon to ensure their business continuity at all times.

Rydon’s success in securing the £10.5m contract for a prestigious, high quality hospital is testament to our history of working in the health and social care sector.