SPIE UK has been awarded a contract with Tameside Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, at Tameside General Hospital. The work involves the strip out and refurbishment of the Pathology laboratory in New Fountain House and incorporates all new flooring, ceilings, decoration, joinery,fixed furniture, sanitary fittings and mechanical and electrical installations. The contract is worth £534,000, and will take place over a 10-week period that began mid-March.
Given that the upgrade is being conducted on the main hospital site, SPIE must ensure that the highest levels of health & safety are met, all whilst carrying out the work in a live environment. Therefore, a bespoke solution was required to meet the needs of the client.
The refurbished laboratory will provide office accommodation, open plan angle working areas, cellular offices, reception, boardrooms and meeting rooms, in addition to other complimentary accommodation and ancillary works.
SPIE have worked successfully in the healthcare sector for over 20 years and this contract win is a reflection of the firm’s high-quality work and experience with the NHS. Furthermore, this consolidates SPIE’s long standing relationship with The Trust, as in 2012 the company completed a project to refurbish and extend the hospital’s A&E department. A contract with a value £2m.
Kerry Sheehan, Managing Director of Facilities Services at SPIE UK commented: “We are very pleased to be awarded another contract with Tameside General Hospital as we take pride in our strong customer relationship and ability to provide a tailored service. Our knowledge of working within the healthcare sector makes us an ideal partner for the customer, and we are really looking forward to further building on this experience in order to deliver the refurbishment to the highest standard possible, within tight time constraints.”
Gareth Llewellyn, Capital Projects Manager at Tameside General Hospital, added: “We are excited about the refurbishment of the Pathology laboratory and creating a lot more spacious offices at the Trust. We have worked with SPIE previously and we feel confident that they will deliver an exceptional service on time.”