Barts & The Royal London NHS Trust
We were appointed as part of the framework agreement with Barts and the Royal London NHS Trust to undertake the structural design of a new 3 storey bed lift for one of their hospitals to improve access provisions about the established hospital site.
The proposed structural arrangement consisted of a hybrid steel frame structure with a combination of a braced and rigid steel frame forming the lift shaft with “link bridges” at each floor level providing access into the wards.
Particular challenges within this project included the position of the shaft within the hospital grounds, and ensuring that the emergency access for ambulances was not compromised. To overcome this, a new temporary access was provided, which required modification to an existing steel ramp at ground floor level.
St Bartholomew’s Hospital, or Barts was founded just decades after the Battle of Hastings and is one of the oldest hospitals in Europe. The hospital has existed on the same site since its founding and now has it’s own museum which tells the historical narrative of the hospital and its work in caring for the sick and injured.
Appointment via Framework Agreement.