Royal London Hospital Phase 1

The Project
Relocate the existing Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, London, to a new building. A new 17 storey, 3 tower build. At the time of construction it was the largest new build hospital in the world (2008). A range of clinical departments were part of the scheme from A&E to specialist departments. The project was a complete M.E.P package which included a large shell and core element, as well as the complete fit out works.

The Challenge
To complete a full 3D service model and produce circa 1300 installation drawings.
To co-ordinate a large range of specialist health care services over the entire building. This would aid the development of prefabricated corridor modules, for all fit out areas.
The shell & core coordination covered all plant areas and included over 170 air handling units on 3 floors

The Solution
This was one of the first fully BIM projects that tied architectural, structural and building service 3D models together. This ensured the project would be fully checked and verified before materials arrived on site. The BIM process allowed all corridor modules to be fully constructed off-site prior to installation.
Full risk reviews were carried out on all areas of the project, to satisfy safe working practices during construction. There were also facilities management reviews to ensure maintainability for key elements throughout the building lifecycle.

The Result
Without the BIM model and the upfront input of trade contractors, the project would not have been such as success. In 2009 it won the award for Innovation in the Construction Excellence awards for its use of 3D. As a result there is a fully working 3D model that ties in all O and M manuals that will be used by FM for years to come.