One of the key challenges in delivering the scheme was the build schedule because the old facility needed to be demolished in phases as the replacement facilities became available. This required an advanced approach to site logistics. Our priority was to safeguard the working of all clinical services on site, keeping access routes to existing hospital units clear and minimise the project’s impact on patients and staff.
The four-year build program concluded in 2010 and has delivered the largest, post-war health project in the region. Offenbach Klinikum is now an eight-storey, 724-bed hospital with 60 acute care beds and ten operating theatres along with all core medical areas sited in its main building. These areas are connected via a central hall, linked vertically by four lifts that are each capable of accommodating acute care beds. A tubular ‘post’ system runs throughout the entire complex allowing specimens to be transported quickly and efficiently. The helipad was moved from the ground onto the roof with direct access to the operating theatres meaning that emergency cases can be treated without delay.
Our role was to ensure the connectivity of all these areas and services, in addition to overseeing the overall construction schedule for the new build unit. Our expert teams organised and co-ordinated material qualities and quantities, costs and financing, deadlines and capacities.