Case Study - Royal Free Hospital Institute of IIT , London, UK

Project data

  • Customer
  • The Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
  • Value
  • £3m
  • Area
  • 30,000 sq ft
  • Procurement route
  • Single stage
  • Form of contract
  • JCT 11 SBC
  • Programme duration
  • 28 weeks
  • Completion date
  • 01/03/2013
  • Project Manager
  • Edmond Shipway
  • Architect
  • Ansell & Bailey
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Huntley Cartwright
  • M&E Engineer
  • WSP Group


ISG was awarded the £3m refurbishment project as part of a programme to create a new Institute of Immunity, Infection and Transplantation at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
The institute, a partnership development between the Royal Free and University College London (UCL), provides state-of-the-art facilities in which important immunity, infection and transplantation research can take place and new treatments be developed.


The Project

The 33-week project involved the refurbishment of existing accommodation on the second floor of the hospital. The 1,590 sq ft area was stripped to shell and core and remodelled to create a series of new laboratories, clinical trial patient units and offices. The fit out also included new Mechanical & Electrical services, including medical gases, a new nurse call system and installation of general medical and lab equipment.

The scheme was carried out in a live hospital environment in an area adjacent to occupied wards, with day clinics and a sleep centre directly below, and operating theatres occupying the floor above. A robust and flexible project programme was designed to incorporate out-of-hours working, with careful consideration given to accessing the building to minimise potential disruption to staff and patients.