Health – Fulborn Hospital

Client/PFI Supplier: Capital & Counties

Architect: RMJM/CMC Architects

Contractor: Marriott Construction

Value: £26 million

PFI Fulbourn Hospital was constructed in the mid 1800s and comprised a number of single, two and three storey brick buildings. Over the years the buildings had become unused and neglected. Richard Jackson Ltd was appointed at the outset of this £26m PFI exercise by Capital & Counties to provide full structural and civil advice as well as soils and contamination surveys.

The largest Victorian building was stripped internally and refurbished to provide modern accommodation for the regional NHS offices and the School of Nursing. The design was particularly challenging as the works involved the removal in its entirety of the internal structures to several sections of the building resulting in major stability concerns.

This was overcome by carefully designing the new two and three storey structures so that they could be inserted into the existing building prior to the demolition, providing a temporary and permanent work solution. Four new buildings are being constructed in the grounds of the former hospital. The first building is two storey with a partial basement to make full use of the sloping site and is to house the plant room.