£6M Project Management of The Campbell Centre, part of CNWL Milton Keynes


The inpatient facility was occupied by the Trust as part of a new service contract and on inspection there were obvious and significant concerns with the fire alarm system, the risk of ligature and the mechanical and electrical infrastructure and building subsidence. The Project team designed and implemented a range of corrective and improvement works to return the spaces to be fully operational and compliant.

Client Requirement

The projects team were commissioned to develop a business case to secure external funding to cover the costs of all the works and to simultaneously negotiate with the relevant authorities to maintain the building as operational during the time that the work was being carried out, despite the significant nature of the defects.

To implement the remedial works whilst keep the remaining parts of the building operational and safe for patients

Image of a corridor in The Campbell Centre at CNWL
Image of a dining area at the Campbell Centre in CNWL

Our Approach

The team commissioned a survey to fully establish the nature of issues and works required to rectify; a detailed cost plan and work methodology was agreed with the project sponsor and the operational management of the hospital prior to implementation.

There was strict control around the movement of contractors and deliveries of materials to the site to maintain a safe environment for vulnerable patients. The works was scheduled in phases to minimise disruption and make sure that bed numbers were maximised.

Major structural and M&E works were scheduled to coincide with good weather conditions to minimise the impact on project duration and patient comfort.

Outcome & Benefits

The team’s approach to the works meant that bed numbers were maximised allowing the services to be operational and income streams maintained by the Trust. The refurbished ward spaces complied with the latest HTM’s and provide an appropriate and safe environment for both patients and staff