BES, the ‘specialist in sophisticated healthcare, pharmaceutical, and cleanroom facilities’, has been awarded a £1.75 million design and build contract for a new pharmacy and aseptic suite for chemotherapy and clinical trial/ emerging therapy at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust awarded the project to BES following a detailed NHS procurement process, with the company’s bid scoring high on both cost and quality – including price, project delivery, and health and safety criteria.
The project involves the strip out, redesign, and refurbishment, of an existing pharmacy facility on the hospital’s sixth floor. During an initial 14-week design phase the BES team will work collaboratively with the client to develop a detailed design based on its requirements, improving the flow and spatial efficiency of the initial brief. BES has already helped the Trust to identify value engineering opportunities appropriate to the classification of each area, with modifications to the HVAC and finishes that it says will reduce build and operational costs and carbon footprint.
Together with new offices and change areas, the new facility will contain four isolator suites and associated change rooms designed to comply with EU GMP Grade C.