Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership Ltd (LSHP)
RBC has been appointed by Galliford Try to provide Building Control expertise as part of the construction group’s 20 year framework partnering agreement with Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership Ltd (LSHP).
LSHP is a public private partnership (PPP) in which Liverpool and Sefton Primary Care Trusts and Community Heath Partnerships - a wholly owned subsidiary of the Department of Health - are shareholders.
Galliford Try is a shareholder in the private sector consortium which holds the majority shareholding in LSHP.
Winner of the Best Supply Chain Partner at the National Local Improvement Finance Trusts (LIFT) Awards 2008, Galliford Try is one of the UK’s leading participants in LIFT, Private Finance Initiatives (PFI)/PPPs and frameworks.
The first two tranches of LSHP projects covered six schemes at a total value of over £25 million, all of which are complete and operational.
Tranche three involves the construction of Garston NHS Treatment Centre valued at £13.88 million. The building accommodates doctors’ surgeries, pharmacy, dentistry, audiology and podiatry. The project will also entail the construction of the £1.25 million Aintree Park Group Practice as well as the £7.12 million Speke Health Centre, which will comprise doctors’ surgeries and dentistry.
RBC has been appointed as Building Control provider for the Tranche three works at Garston and Speke. The largest of the new schemes will be built at Garston on the site of the Sir Alfred Jones Hospital. The development is designed by MBLA Architects and will stand as a new landmark in Garston.
“As one of the UK’s first construction companies to promote partnering using a structured approach to collaborative working with clients and other stakeholders, we appreciate RBC’s similar approach when it comes to Building Control issues. By integrating with both design and construction teams, RBC has made invaluable contributions to each project from an early stage.”
Garry Fannon, Design Manage, Galliford Try Construction
The new Garston facility will feature a flagship waiting area within the building which opens out to an external courtyard and incorporates a tropical garden. The open layout to the new Treatment Centre promotes a community feel and good visible access. However, the open layout raised issues at the design stage regarding the facility’s fire strategy.
RBC successfully negotiated a fire strategy for the Garston Hospital scheme with the Strategic Health Authority and the Local Fire Authority to utilise the open spatial aspect of the waiting area within the building. Approved Document B guidance was adopted as recommended within the guidelines of HTM 05-02 due to the new building being a day centre with no sleeping accommodation. This overcame a potential requirement to treat the space as an atria, thereby allowing for greater design flexibility and reduced construction costs, providing value engineering to the client.