UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS MORCAMBE BAY TRUST – ENABLING WORKS FOR A MODULAR OPERATING THEATRE SUITE
Client: Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Contract Value: £0.5m
Duration: 3 months total on site, programme interrupted by Covid-19 shutdown
Contract: JCT Minor Works Contract 2016 with a Bill of Quantities
KOK Job Reference: 2271.13
Lead QS/CA: Alison Collins
Lead PD: PAUL JONES
Brief Description of Works:
The works comprised the insertion of groundworks, piles and steel structure to support a first floor modular theatre, as well as alterations to the existing theatre corridor. The site was complicated by a number of unidentified services below the ground and drainage collapses.
The works were initially commenced in February 2020 but halted after a few weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic restriction. Works resumed following the end of the first national lockdown.
KOK QS/CA Services: Preparation of cost estimates, tender documents, assessment of tender responses, tender reporting and the provision of a full post contract QS and Contract Administration service.
Contract Administration duties included assessment of an extension of time in connection with the site closure and prompt formal confirmation of valid variations, leading to swift agreement of costs by the QS, early agreement of the final account and cost certainty at all times throughout the project through regular cost reporting.
Purpose of the Building:
A modular operating theatre suite, which connects directly and seamlessly into the existing theatre suite corridor at first floor level.
The CA quickly assessed the extension of time, leading to early agreement of allowable costs, enabling the QS to assess and update budget reports. The KOK PD was involved in the whole process including interaction with the modular supplier, also ensuring that the crane operational planning was thorough and led to minimal disruption of the day to day running of the hospital.