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Bonus For Local Health

22 November 2010

Costain has delivered a new state-of-the-art facility at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH) which will bring a new level of service to women and their babies from throughout the Gloucestershire area.

The £27million Women's Centre started on site in February 2009 and was delivered six weeks ahead of schedule in October. The three-storey building has been designed to provide facilities for 7,500 births annually and comprises the following accommodation:

• 12 Delivery Rooms
• 3 High Dependency Delivery Rooms
• 2 Obstetric Theatres
• 28 Cot Neo-Natal unit - which includes a 10 cot Neo-natal Intensive Care Nursery
• 46 bed Ante/Post Natal ward
• 7 Midwifery Led rooms - which include 2 birthing pools
• Gynecology & Ante-Natal Outpatients Department

Costain Project Manager, John Simmons stated: "The new building was constructed on the site of demolished hospital buildings within the existing GRH grounds.  As is often the case with hospital sites the Costain project team had to work within a restricted area taking care not to disrupt other hospital services."

This was the third project to be successfully completed by the team for the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In addition to the medical requirements, the Costain team had to ensure that the building met tough energy efficiency guidelines.

The Trust's Project Manager, Andrew Barron stated: "Due to collaborative team working over £1.5million has been saved which the Trust has been able to re-invest in other projects."