One of the greatest challenges was the scale of the QEUH development, which is equivalent in area to 11 football pitches (some 3.5 hectares). Against this context even small changes had the potential to make a huge impact on cost plans.
We used the full potential of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to deal with the project’s complexities, communicating design intent, detecting problems and analysing the future flexibility of the buildings through this technology. Our technical teams created a rich data model of the development to visualise designs, manage change, quantify and procure materials, and produce project time lines.
Our use of cutting-edge BIM, along with close collaborative working with the project team and a commitment to working towards a BREEAM rating of Excellent (the client’s initial goal), have helped to create one of Europe’s most advanced hospital buildings. QEUH was crowned Best Healthcare Development at the 2016 MIPIM awards.