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 will include an extension and alterations to the current building providing an enlarged 2660m2 area of floor space.

The project will be split into five phases of work to ensure the minimisation of any disruption to the continued operation of the hospital.

Phase 1 will focus on enabling works before a new build extension will take 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 will also be created with a staff dining canteen.

Phase 3 will bring the addition of a new build CT scanning suite, with the outpatient & inpatient’s reception, consulting rooms and their associated facilities being built in Phase 4. This will also see a demolition of an existing, now redundant building (Coombe Manor). The final phase will deliver 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 are being incorporated, which include photovoltaic panels. The new-build section of the project will be built to the BREEAM ‘Very Good’ specification.

The hospital is renowned for its high standards of care and service to its patients, and will continue to be operational throughout the contract period, requiring Rydon to ensure business continuity at all times.

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