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Relocating congenital heart services to its new state-of-the-art city centre home at Leicester Royal Infirmary

East Midland's Congenital Heart Centre

The children's congenital heart service was to be relocated into Leicester Children’s Hospital within Leicester Royal Infirmary, as part of the enabling works to transform healthcare in Leicester through the construction of a new maternity and children’s hospital.

We supported the client over three phases of construction, with the first and largest element being a new-build extension housing the cardiac outpatient’s department, cardiac theatre and hybrid catheter lab. This extension is an innovative three-storey sustainable modular building.

Having Pick Everard embedded in our delivery team has been a delight and a significant contribution to the quality of the outcome.

Nigel Bond

Deputy director of estates and facilities at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

As the new heart facility centred around extensions and modifications to the existing Kensington Building within the hospital, it was necessary to relocate the services previously housed in this area of the hospital.

The new cardiac ward needed to be designed with end users in mind, considering that many parents will wish to remain close to their children during treatment and hospital stays.

Accounting for the need to relocate services housed within the Kensington Building elsewhere within the hospital, we worked to refurbish two existing clinical areas to re-house the maternity department and the gynaecology assessment and outpatient services.

To facilitate stays for parents while their children received inpatient treatment, the design included four bedrooms for parent use to make their time at the hospital as comfortable and stress free as possible as well as the provision of fold down beds in patient side rooms.

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University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust




Building services engineering


Project and programme management, Health and safety services





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