MOST CONSIDERATE SITE RUNNERS-UP
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Emergency Care Centre
The Site Team
Galliford Try Construction (UK)
Gateshead Health NHS Trust
Ulster Hospital Phase B2 -
General Ward Block
Graham Bam Healthcare
South Eastern Health & Social
In Gateshead, Tyne andWear, this project involved the substantial demolition and construction of a new Emergency Care
Centre within the boundary of an existing major hospital complex.
From the outset, the overall presentation was exceptional; attractive and well-maintained hoardings were complemented by
children’s artwork and a viewing area which gave an excellent and welcoming first impression to visitors. In terms of hospital
staff relations, a policy of continuous review and feedback resulted in new initiatives improving the levels of engagement.
Student involvement included the extension of some short training exercises into full apprenticeships, while local schools
benefited from site tours and presentations.
The workforce was well- briefed throughout the project with clear guidance and good support. Their accommodation
included on-site catering, a laundry facility, exercise area, relaxation space and a serviced shower facility, all contributing to
self worth and motivation.
Especially singled out for praise were the close and effective communications employed with staff, coupled with numerous
fund-raising activities. All in all demonstrating a site team which delivered considerate construction with great enthusiasm
and even greater success.
This project to address flood defence work for the city was spread across six residential and commercial areas in Portsmouth.
The main compound was based on an industrial park and the work included the construction of two underground pumping
Integration with the local community was central to this extensive project, and was managed to the highest level. Full
information on potential road or other disruption was publicised via a number of methods, including the local media.
Numerous voluntary initiatives supporting local individuals and groups were observed, with a particularly strong dialogue
enjoyed with four local schools. Higher education was also supported with graduates and apprentices recruited annually, and
work experience provided for school leavers and unemployed residents.
The contractor was continually identifying areas where action could be taken to protect and enhance the environment. Safety
systems were at the forefront of industry best practice and worker welfare standards and training were of an equally high
level. In summarising the site’s considerate performance, the Scheme Monitor said, “This has been an exemplary site which
has been a pleasure to monitor”.