Foss Park Hospital complete ahead of schedule

22 April 2020

Our £2.7m groundworks and external works package at the new Foss Park Hospital in York is now complete! This was our second contract for Wates Group, with work commencing in September 2018 and finishing ahead of schedule in March 2020. The hospital since opened in April 2020 a week ahead of schedule.

Having delivered 1,500m of service trenches, 5,500m of drainage and a 165m3 attenuation tank at this state-of-the-art facility in York, we then installed finishing touches such as steel edgings, resin-bound and rolled whinstone gravel, textured paving slabs and extensive street furniture.

Speaking on the challenges presented by this prestigious site, Pre-Construction Director Peter Howard commented,“we are extremely pleased to have supported our client Wates on this prestigious scheme. This scheme had a significant quantity of drainage and substructure works and we were presented with access and logistic challenges. However, our fantastic team ensured our package was not only delivered on time but ahead of schedule, all whilst maintaining a high level of safety and quality. Early contractor engagement and planning dramatically enhanced our ability to deliver these works efficiently, and ultimately provided a platform for the overall fruition of the scheme.'

Colin Martin, Chief Executive at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, said:  ‘To get to this position, particularly with all of the current challenges, is an incredible achievement. The teams involved in this – both within our Trust and partner organisations - have worked extremely hard to make sure that the project ran to schedule, especially in these last few weeks, so we are hugely thankful to everyone involved.’

Located alongside the River Foss, this £27mil state-of-the-art facility provides two adult, single sex wards and two older people’s wards – one for people with dementia and one for people with mental health conditions such as psychosis, severe depression or anxiety.

Read more about HCE’s involvement in this project here.

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