The Queen's Hospital in Romford is a new Acute Care facility that integrates a range of specialist services, including a major critical care centre, day and inpatient surgery suites, a women and children's hospital, a centre of excellence for cancer treatment and a diagnostics and dialysis centre.

The hospital is built on a brownfield site and is one of the largest of its kind the UK, providing full service acute care in a 100,000m2 development that accommodates 939 beds.

The design focused on modernising the healing process, while also providing the flexibility for future technologies and growth. The structural solution allows for new service penetrations to be cut in the floor slab should there be a future requirement to relocate equipment. This flexible and progressive approach towards adapting hospital buildings to meet the ever-changing technologies in medical care was highly commended by the Trust.

DSSR was responsible for the imposition of a revised engineering services strategic design during the PFI process for the project.  A combined heat and power (CHP) system was developed in conjunction with the Trust to provide the lead boiler function to the thermal load and electrical energy for the hospital.  As part of the appointment DSSR was also responsible for the design of the adjacent energy centre housing boilerplant and standby generators as well as the CHP Plant.

The project won Building Awards 'PFI project of the Year' award in 2007 and was 'Highly Commended' at the Building Services Awards 2007.



Romford, Greater London


BHR NHS Trust / Catalyst Healthcare


Jonathan Bailey Associates / BDP

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