ISG wins £1.5m contract to build Sheffield endoscopy suite


Construction of purpose-built facility secured through Contractors Framework

ISG has won a £1.5m contract to deliver a new endoscopy decontamination unit at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Secured through Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Contractors Framework , which oversees procurement of refurbishment and new-build projects across the trust’s five teaching hospitals, the new facility will occupy an underused area of the hospital previously used for storage.

It will enable the trust to relocate endoscopy services to a purpose-built facility that incorporates an endoscopy suite, two operating theatres and associated preparation areas. The unit will be handed over to the hospital in two phases, with the operating theatres delivered in November and the endoscopy suite at the end of the year.

To form the new facility, ISG will carry out a comprehensive strip-out of the existing accommodation and rationalise and reconfigure space within the hospital. The unit is being created adjacent to laboratories and busy outpatient areas within a live hospital environment and effectively segregating the works is an essential element of the project. The scheme includes a major mechanical and electrical package, with complex interfaces with the hospital’s existing infrastructure.

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ISG’s John Gittins, managing director for the North East, said: “The framework procurement methodology is ideally suited to complex, phased live environment projects, where high-quality contractors can engage with clients at an early stage to ensure a successful project outcome. The Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust framework has been instrumental in driving efficiencies throughout the supply chain and reducing the time taken to get schemes to site, as well as promoting shared knowledge and the delivery of best practice solutions.”