The new Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) and dental treatment centre is one of the biggest specialist centres in Europe and will carry out 200,000 appointments per year and focus on pioneering research.
Mace delivered a complex three year programme bringing the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital and Eastman Dental Hospital together under one roof as part of the Trust’s estate-wide strategy. The new centre, located on the Bloomsbury campus, has been designed to put patients at its heart, with both design and building navigation planned to reflect how patients are treated.
Combining traditional craftsmanship with modern production methods, Mace developed an innovative offsite hybrid façade mounting hand laid bricks on precast concrete frames. The façade design links the new building with its historical surroundings and through factory production the panels were delivered ahead of time.
Terry Spraggett Mace’s Managing Director of Public Sector Construction said: “We have been working with the Trust for a number of years, and we’re very proud to have supported UCLH in its vision to deliver better treatment and care for patients. The new hospital offers world class integrated patient treatment facilities and will enable the hospital to carry out pioneering research.”
Marcel Levi, chief executive of UCLH, said: “I am delighted that our new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals opened today. Moving our two world-renowned hospitals into this new facility means we can now deliver care and treatment in a modern 21st century setting. With the latest technology, new dental chairs and imaging equipment, the new hospital shows the NHS at its very best.”
Mace has been working with UCLH since 2010 delivering a range of critical improvement works across its diverse estate, ranging from listed Victorian to modern hospital accommodation. Our work has varied in complexity and size to support UCLH to deliver high quality care to more than 170,000 admitted patients and over one million outpatients a year.