Royal Albert Edward Infirmary – Wigan Hospital
Project Activity: Groundworks and Drainage Scheme
Groundworks were required to be delivered to a strict programme in advance of the installation of modular buildings, providing a 21 new community bed ward.
This new community assessment unit, located on the site of an old pathology laboratory at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, which was demolished in 2018, was created to provide a modern health care facility; designed to help reduce emergency admissions, and ensure older patients can return home quicker, with the appropriate care plan in place.
Crown Plus were commissioned to undertake the relict foundation removal, providing a 3000m3 reduced level dig, design and construction of piling platforms and attendance to CFA & sheet piling contractors. These works were in addition to the installation of building drainage, and the design and construction of reinforced concrete foundations for the new building.
Works were undertaken under difficult conditions, being at the height of the COVID pandemic, on a compact and restricted site and needing to be completed to schedule, despite the many challenges the pandemic brought.
Gary Price, Construction Director praised the Crown Plus site team for their professionalism and the timely delivery of this complex project undertaken in extremely challenging circumstances.
Wigan Hospital Greater Manchester
March to September 2020