Major upgrades to be made to Chelmsford’s Broomfield hospital

Morgan Sindall Construction’s Essex business has been appointed to deliver a series of major upgrades to Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

Procured through the NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) framework, the works will see 4,000 m2 of hospital space delivered, for the benefit of the mid- and south Essex community. As part of the works, the Morgan Sindall team will replace Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) concrete. The Morgan Sindall team in the East of England is highly experienced in this kind of work, having completed similar schemes at the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation in Great Yarmouth. Throughout construction, the hospital will remain in full operation, with the project team taking precautions to ensure any disruption is minimised. Finished work will see the sustainability credentials of Broomfield Hospital improved as the new structure will benefit from enhanced energy performance. It will also feature a rooftop plant room. In line with its commitment to creating social value where it is most needed in the communities in which it operates, Morgan Sindall will utilise local suppliers and workforce throughout the construction.

Dale Smith, head of Operations at Morgan Sindall Construction’s Essex business, said: “RAAC refurbishment is one of the less widely publicised challenges facing our health services, but is one that faces a many Trusts across the country. With the 2035 RAAC eradication directive now in place, and a pushing need for a flexible but cost-effective solution to be implemented by the NHS, we hope others will take the action required, like Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust to upgrade its facilities.”


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