Spire Healthcare ISG 1

Spire St Anthony's Hospital

Re-visualising space at the hospital of the future with the latest surgical equipment and technologies
  • Customer
    Spire Healthcare
  • Procurement Route
    Two stage
  • Completion Date
    July 2016
  • Quantity Surveyor
    Collabora Consulting
  • Value
  • Form Of Contract
    JCT 2011 without quants
  • Project Manager
    Collabora Consulting
  • Structural Engineer
    Bolton Priestly
  • Area
    2,512 sq m (internal) and 4,100 sq m (external)
  • Program Duration
    80 weeks
  • Architect
    Beaumont & Cowling
  • ME Engineer
    Leonard Engineering
Spire Healthcare ISG 2


St Anthony’s Hospital in Cheam, Surrey is a private hospital with a unique history. Purchased in 1904 by the Daughters of the Cross, a Roman Catholic religious order, it was established before the NHS was created, and had an innovative approach to patient care. When the hospital was set up, the nuns let patients pay whatever they could afford for their treatment.

The hospital was bought by Spire Healthcare in 2014, who have retained St Anthony’s ethos of dedication to provide the best patient care and maintain strong relationships with the local community.

Spire Healthcare ISG 1

The project

The project saw the team extend the existing hospital building with a new build theatre block, housing six theatres at first floor, an energy centre and treatment accommodation at ground floor. It will help increase the capacity for procedures, enabling the hospital to treat patients more quickly.

The extension accommodates six brand new operating theatres, including a hybrid theatre, and the latest surgical equipment and technologies, such as robotic operating machines.

The hybrid theatre enables the room to adapt to a number of surgical procedures - using new surgical techniques - and provide the best patient care. The extension sits on pile foundations, upon which concrete ring beams support the new concrete frame.

As the extension took place alongside an occupied hospital, designing a build programme and logistical plans that had minimal impact on patients, staff and daily operations was paramount.

The project was the first in the UK to utilise new clean air hood technology within the operating theatres.