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North Manchester General Hospital Regeneration

Client: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Budget: £500m

Completed: 2023

S I Sealy was appointed to assist Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in the £500million re-development of the North Manchester General Hospital estate, which includes significant refurbishments and new builds across the whole hospital site.

The transformed development will become a focal point for the community, integrating health and social care facilities, high-quality new homes, and access to better education and training alongside more inviting public open spaces. The development will include a new acute hospital, modern mental health hospital, wellbeing hub, education hub, a new residential community, commercial space, and a village green.

We undertook a virtual and physical survey across the whole NMGH site to establish the existing services and understand the existing distribution and spare capacity, logistic issues and gap issues that may impact future site-wide works. From this survey we produced a comprehensive constraints and opportunities report, which advised the Trust on how best to progress the masterplan, identified the risks associated with the Stage 1 report and produced a programme of surveys. A complete gap analysis report was produced to identify any additional information required to support the development of the master zoning and design.

To support the future re-development of the site, we developed a feasibility study, which covered assessing the whole new and existing infrastructure providers of water, power and IT services, the relocation of the main site security centre, utility providers, private HV network (sub stations and back up generator provision), the gas/steam infrastructure, LV distribution, data infrastructure, CCTV network, fire hydrant methodology and the vacuum insulated evaporator plant.

Other works also included the site-wide telephone exchange, which involved diverting and managing the main telephone switchboard whilst being relocated and advising decanting locations and reviewing the design proposal for the new five-storey office modular North Manchester House, which will house office staff whilst on-site work progress.

Once the development strategy was agreed upon for the master plan, our team began to design new and diverted services from the main infrastructure works to facilitate the site’s development. These enabling works assess the existing problems with the site infrastructure and the mechanical and electrical services, provide essential power to sections of the new site, and remove old services to prepare for new facilities.