Greenwich Memorial Hospital, London SE18

This project demanded a full understanding and appraisal of hazards and risks on a high dependency secure ward.

The work within the Memorial Hospital was carried out to a first floor ward block with an occupied ward below. The hospital was in the region of 90 years old and the ward was intended for short term use prior to demolition.

Although only required for a short time, a number of residual hazards remained. Asbestos was identified, both inside and outside the building and in the undercroft, mainly in the form of pipe lagging. Buried services within the building also presented a residual hazard.

The ward was sub-divided into individual rooms for patients and staff but with special consideration for the client group. Anti-ligature fittings were required in all areas and the timber stud walls.

Quick Facts

Client - Oxleas NHS Trust

Value - £400,000

Description - Hospital ward refurbishment and conversion of a secure unit for high-dependency patients

Roles and Responsibilities - Contract administrator and CDM-C


Peter Airey
Managing Director