On Thursday 12th May, Health, Estates and Facilities Management Association (HEFMA), hosted its annual award ceremony in Milton Keynes. AGH Solutions (Airedale NHS Foundation Trust) was awarded ‘Project of the Year’ at the awards for their £15m modular build project that Darwin Group Ltd is delivering.
The project includes a new 15-bed intensive care unit (ICU) and 30-bed ward onsite at Airedale Hospital. AGH Solutions worked hard with Darwin Group Ltd to deliver the project designed to tackle the RAAC risk, the remedial works necessary to keep the building safe, and the development of a 3500m2 ICU and 30-bed ward, which is the first known all-electric inpatient unit in the NHS.
Estates Project manager Richard Burgin of AGH Solutions said: “I was delighted to accept this award on behalf of the whole team and am very proud of how much we have been able to achieve with a team that has only been together a year. The scale of the works we have undertaken is significant to say the least and everyone involved has risen to the challenge.”
David Moss, Managing Director of AGH Solutions said: “At every step of the way of the project, the team has considered and identified solutions to maintain infection prevention, optimum flow and the best possible patient experience – taking a whole-hospital approach to planning and delivering their work for the benefit of patient care.
“In under a year the team has made some incredible progress and displayed excellent leadership. For the modular build we were given less than 10 months to procure, design and build a 3500m2 new intensive care unit and ward. To turn around a building in such a short space of time has been an amazing achievement.”