Jubilee Building and Central Concourse

2014 MCS runners upJubilee Building and Central Concourse
Presented to: Nigel Harris and The Site Team
Contractor: BAM Construction Ltd - Western
Client: Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust

At Musgrove Park Hospital near Taunton, this project required the construction of a new 112 bed ward building with connecting central concourse and associated infrastructure works. The site adjoins the existing operational hospital and a telephone exchange.

The strong ethic of inclusion at this site even extended to inviting any visitor or member of the public to suggest visual improvements to the site’s overall appearance. Suggestions from site staff was equally encouraged by the innovative provision of a dedicated mobile phone from which any team member could submit ideas, innovations or even report issues in complete confidence, and with the guarantee of immediate attention. Further inclusion extended to a strong cycle safety campaign to cover site staff, delivery drivers, site neighbours and the general public. Hi-vis vests were loaned for work journeys, a spare cycle helmet kept permanently on site, leaflets were issued and ‘Think Cyclist’ signage widely displayed.

Site coffee mornings and barbecues were also held to develop a strong team spirit and the kind co-operation of the main hospital provided quit smoking programmes, a talk on testicular cancer and free eye tests. With extensive fundraising in place and site observation panels for adults and children, this pro-active site was a highly-valued part of the community with an exceptional overall performance.