New Victoria Hospital

  • Client: The New Victoria Hospital
  • Role: Project Manager, Contract Administrator Quantity Surveyor and Principal Designer
  • Value: £18m (over 3 phases)
  • Programme: September 2014 - Late 2018
  • Procurement: JCT Traditional Contract Two Stage Tender
  • Location: Kingston Upon Thames

Project Description

Doig+Smith have been working with the New Victoria Hospital (NVH) for a number of years over 3 main phases of work. New Victoria Hospital is a private hospital near Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and is one of the few remaining independent hospitals in the country despite being over 60 years old.The Hospital itself underwent 3 phases of expansion: A new wing; a cut and carve section, and finally a new extension totalling £18m.

The first two phases consisted of three new Operating Theatres, an Endoscopy Theatre, a 14-bay Day Surgery Unit and a new Imaging Suite with 128 Slice CT Scanner with cardiac diagnostics, and post operation care rooms. We undertook a pre and post contract cost consultancy role undertaking valuations, value engineering and cost consultancy advice. For the final stage we procured Collins as the main contractor and they created under a JCT D+B contract an £5m Outpatient facility. This includes twelve consulting rooms, a cardiac diagnostic room, five treatment rooms for colposcopy, audiology and phlebotomy, a new reception, and increased car parking. A plaque to celebrate the opening was unveiled by HRH Princess Alexandra on 11th May 2019.

Our Role / Scope

Our initial role was to work as quantity surveyor and principal design however the Client later added the role of project manager and contract administrator. This meant that we were able to provide multi-disciplinary support and advice to the client to ensure the project’s success and the client receiving maximum value for money. Our role included cost planning, option costing, value and risk management, preparation and management of the risk register, value engineering, programming, procurement, management of change control, agreeing variations, managing CDM Regulations and agreement of final accounts. Due to the number of different phases involved in the project, quality organisational and coordination skills were vital to ensure that the different elements of the work were synchronised. This was pivotal to the project’s successful delivery and something that we made sure was achieved.

Benefits To Client

  • Support in claims against the contractor in the first 2 phases for poor performance allowing the client to have a robust response for the claim.
  • Multi- disciplinary expertise allowed us to be immediately available to add value as the needs of the project changed
  • Previous experience of working on live medical sites meant that we were able to effectively manage and minimise disruption to the hospital’s operating services during the works.
  • On a project where there were a high number of design team changes Doig+Smith were able to provide consistency and considered advice throughout.
  • Bringing in our Project Management service allowed us to fully support the client through the interfaces with the earlier phases and providing a smooth delivery for the final stage.