Contractor appointed for Weston Park Hospital pharmacy and aseptic suite


BES awarded £1.75m design-and-build contract for chemotherapy and clinical trials unit

BES has been awarded a £1.75m design-and-build contract for a new pharmacy and aseptic suite for chemotherapy and clinical trials at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield.

The company will take on the role of principal designer and contractor for the project, which has been commissioned by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The project involves the stripout, redesign and refurbishment of an existing pharmacy facility on the sixth floor of the hospital.

During an initial 14-week phase the BES team will develop a detailed design to improve the the flow and spatial efficiency of the initial brief.

The company has already helped the trust to identify value engineering opportunities appropriate to the classification of each area, with modifications to the HVAC and finishes that will reduce build costs, operational costs, and the overall carbon footprint of the building.

A new pharmacy and aspectic suite is to be built at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield

A new pharmacy and aspectic suite is to be built at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield

Together with new offices and changing areas, the new facility will contain four isolator suites designed to comply with EU GMP Grade C.

One will be advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) isolator providing an EU GMP Grade A environment within the main chamber.

New air handling units to serve the new facility will be designed to comply with the requirements of HTM 03-01. And the chemotherapy suite and clinical trials areas will each have their own dedicated areas.

To enable the hospital to maintain services while the work is carried out, the project will be implemented in two phases.

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It is earmarked for completion in May 2020.