Queens Medical Centre Hospital (QMC), First UK Hospital Linked by a Tram

Time: 15:10 - 15:30

Date: 09/10/2018

Named after Sir Peter Mansfield, inventor of the MRI scanner, Professor at the University of Nottingham.
Functional Requirements
• Ease access, align with travel plan, maximise use of tram.
• Investment case, improved patient experience and entrance.
• Create a direct covered access from tram platform to hospital
• Creates potential for future main entrance.
• Reduce travel times to Out-patients and mitigate patients missing appointments (DNAs)
Success Factors
Reduced travel times for patients, staff & visitors
Reduction in patients missing appointments
Delivered on budget
Project delivered on time

Challenges
Aesthetics required by Trust and Planning Authority as a ‘Gateway to Hospital’
Existing site constraints: topography, vehicular access and trees.
Tram line owners / operators – linking into existing building owned by 3rd party tram operator.
Meet Trust, Building control and regulatory standards
Delivery to assist volunteers with wayfinding, and walking time/distance.
Connecting to live operational hospital, construction activities adjacent to the elevated tramline.
Innovative Design
Design inspired by the existing trees and the geometry created by the branch structure. The light weight structure curves around the topography and trees. In order to create an efficient skybridge, precedents were taken from the retail sector, such as Selfridges Birmingham link bridge where a semi open space mitigated the need for emergency lighting, heating etc. A unique response in a healthcare environment. The bridge is 90m long and 8m above ground.
P21+ procurement route to refine a fixed price (GMP) and programme
Contemporary solution which the local planning authority and Trust could support.
Off-site manufacturing mitigating disruption to the Trust and tram.

 

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