Llandough Adult Mental Health Unit (LAMHU)
Significant investment is required in the NHS in Wales to ensure healthcare in Wales is world class and that means the Welsh construction industry has to not only build and deliver landmark facilities, but complete projects in a manner that is sustainable, creates a legacy for local communities and is fit for purpose.
One such scheme is the £88m new Adult Mental Health Unit within the University Hospital Llandough. The new mental health unit will provide services for Cardiff, bringing together existing adult and specialist services provided at Whitchurch Hospital and the Llanfair Unit under one roof. Delivered on behalf of the Cardiff & Vale Health Board within the Designed for Life Framework and administered by NHS Shared Services the scheme is critical for Cardiff and its surrounding communities, but also a challenge for the integrated team charged with delivering the project.
The modern, purpose built 135-bed inpatient facility, situated opposite the hospital’s existing main entrance, will include a concourse similar to that at the University Hospital of Wales. Its location is at the heart of the campus creating huge issues for the project team who needed to create a world class facility without affecting the operation of a live 21st century healthcare environment.
That task alone warrants rating the Llandough Adult Mental Health Unit as exemplar, but we want you to learn from some of the project team’s other experiences.
The project aims to overcome the following challenges:
- Delivering effective early contractor engagement
- Site constraints and the focus on minimizing vehicle movements to reduce impact upon the surrounding hospital as well cut carbon emissions
The implementation of BIM Level 2 across the scheme, but with an emphasis on reducing waste by at least 50% with a supplementary goal of ensuring 15% of materials are recycled
- A focus on using modern methods of construction – particularly off-site construction to minimise the impact of the project on local communities, traffic and day-to-day healthcare operations
- Ensuring the overall scheme achieves BREEAM Excellent status
Applying critical aspects of the Welsh Government construction procurement strategy.
Why should you attend?
If you’re involved in, or are likely to be involved with similar scale projects or schemes that face comparable restrictions and challenges then you need to hear directly from the team involved and their client and apply the lessons they learned to your own projects.
Education, healthcare and other major public and private schemes all face similar issues and can all learn from each other. That is the purpose behind showcasing the CEW Exemplar programme –come to the launch of the Llandough Exemplar event held on 24th February and help us share construction best practice.
Refreshments and registration will be from 8am and the event will commence 8.30am with a presentation followed by a site visit. PPE required. The event will conclude at approximately 11am
How to Book: This event is free of charge but you must register in advance. To reserve your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend. Substitution of delegates can be made at any time.
Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged £20 unless you have informed us by Monday 23rd February 2015.
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