industry news SME profile Wednesday 17 Aug 2016 @ 00:00 Queen Elizabeth Hospital Completed on Time and In Budget
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Completed on Time and in Budget
Potter Raper Partnership is pleased to announce that the first handover of residential units at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hackney Road, was completed on time and in budget in the last week of June 2016.
The hospital opened in 1866 after a cholera outbreak and provided specialised paediatric care for the children in the East End.
It developed into the largest teaching hospital in London and an international centre for research into childhood illness. But as Great Ormond Street grew, patient demand for the Hackney Road hospital was no longer high enough to justify its continued use and it closed in 1998. Since then, the hospital has been abandoned, falling into disrepair and only serving as the inspiration for spooky tales.
Walking around the building in 2013, after it being closed for over 17 years, you might think you were in a horror film, with eerie paintings, missing ceiling tiles, peeling paint, loose wires and red tape. The abandoned hospital would make you feel anything but safe.
The existing hospital has since been demolished, with part of the façade on the Hackney Road retained. The current completion date for the entire scheme is envisaged for April 2017.
Designs by HTA will see the derelict hospital transform into a new development of 188 new homes, of which 38% will be affordable.
We are pleased to be a part of this scheme, acting on behalf of Family Mosaic and Rydon, as the Employer's Agent, Compliance Inspector, Project Monitor and Principal Designer for the transformation of this derelict historic building.
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