UCLH has appointed Mace to deliver a new state-of-the-art centre for its internationally renowned ear, nose, throat and dental services, further enhancing its status as world leading hospital and university campus in central London.
The new centre, which will be located on Huntley Street, has been co-designed with patients and staff and will bring together services currently provided at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNEH) and Eastman Dental Hospital (EDH), in addition to other UCLH services.
Putting the needs of patients at its heart, the purpose-built, modern centre will open in 2019. It will provide a world class service for children and adults for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the ear, nose, throat and mouth including dental, hearing, speech and balance services.
The complex and innovative design for the facility reflects the specific needs of the patients who will be using the facility. For example, it has been designed to work for people who may have hearing loss, sensory needs or who require special care dental services. The building navigation has been planned so that the zones that reflect how patients are treated and there will be a floor specifically for the care and treatment of children.
Mace has worked on a number of complex healthcare projects in the capital including the East Wing cladding project and the Positron Emission Tomography Centre for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, the refurbishment of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital as well as managing the redesign of UCLH’s A&E department.
The location on Huntley Street means that the centre will be part of the hub of University College Hospital sites. They include our new surgery and cancer building which will provide Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and one of only two NHS centres delivering high energy proton beam therapy, also opening in 2019. Being close to the UCL campus will facilitate joint working, research and clinical trials.
UCLH’s chief executive, Sir Robert Naylor, said: ““Fifteen years ago we had a vision to develop a world leading hospital and university campus and this new clinical facility is another major step forward. I am absolutely delighted that this new building will be matching the internationally renowned clinical excellence of the EDH and RNTNEH with a world class building to further facilitate improvements in care.”
Terry Spraggett, Director for Public Sector Construction at Mace, said: “I’m delighted that Mace has been appointed by UCLH as main contractor on this significant and complex hospital project, which is challenging both in terms of the construction and logistics of the site. Mace has a strong track record of delivering complex healthcare projects across the UK to an exceptionally high quality. We look forward to bringing our experience to this project and helping UCLH realise its vision to deliver better treatment and care for patients.”