Royal Free Hospital Institute of IIT

Creating an Institute of Immunity, Infection and Transplantation at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Customer
    The Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
  • Procurement Route
    Single stage
  • Completion Date
  • Quantity Surveyor
    Huntley Cartwright
  • Value
  • Form Of Contract
    JCT 11 SBC
  • Project Manager
    Edmond Shipway
  • Area
    30,000 sq ft
  • Program Duration
    28 weeks
  • Architect
    Ansell & Bailey
  • ME Engineer
    WSP Group


ISG was awarded the £3m refurbishment project as part of a programme to create a new Institute of Immunity, Infection and Transplantation at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
The institute, a partnership development between the Royal Free and University College London (UCL), provides state-of-the-art facilities in which important immunity, infection and transplantation research can take place and new treatments be developed.

The Project

The 33-week project involved the refurbishment of existing accommodation on the second floor of the hospital. The 1,590 sq ft area was stripped to shell and core and remodelled to create a series of new laboratories, clinical trial patient units and offices. The fit out also included new Mechanical & Electrical services, including medical gases, a new nurse call system and installation of general medical and lab equipment.

The scheme was carried out in a live hospital environment in an area adjacent to occupied wards, with day clinics and a sleep centre directly below, and operating theatres occupying the floor above. A robust and flexible project programme was designed to incorporate out-of-hours working, with careful consideration given to accessing the building to minimise potential disruption to staff and patients.