‘The Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre’: Creation of a new community integrated healthcare facility

The Project involves the refurbishment of 39-41 The Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, into a healthcare hub providing a mix of primary care and mental health outpatient facilities for the local community.

The range of both Children’s and Adults healthcare services being included are: Dentistry, Audiology, Speech and Language, Retinal Screening and Eye services, Leg Ulcer services, Physio/OT, Mental Health outpatient services for Children + Adults. The building will also provide agile work space for numerous community teams + include various meeting room spaces to aid team and service integration.

The project is an exciting joint venture between Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

The existing internal areas have been subject to refurbishment over differing periods with tenant’s demountable partitioning remaining in-situ throughout the building. The building is served with a timber raised access floor throughout with solid floor to core areas. A central core provides male and female WC accommodation with three lifts and main staircase access. Secondary means of escape stairwells are provided to the north and west office wings. The building is generally in reasonable condition with building elements reaching the end of their useful life.

Scope of work to include – Significant works to the external envelope including new roof surface. Major refurbishment to all the internal building elements in order to adhere with HTM’s. External access/egress improvements for pedestrians and traffic, Procurement of the professional team + main contractor in line with EU procurement legislation. Liaison with service users and clinical teams to agree design, Relocate all teams from several other buildings post completed refurbishment, Planning + landlord approvals, Full procurement of all client direct orders i.e. Furniture and Equipment.

The scheme will be tendered on a traditional single stage basis with Bill of Quantities. The contract will be standard JCT.

Proposed completion date, Spring 2018.

Website: www.hpft.nhs.uk

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