Dementia Intensive Care Unit, Hammerton Court, Norwich

Hammerton Court is a new-build 36-bed Dementia Intensive Care Unit, based within the grounds of the Julian Hospital, Norwich represents the largest investment in dementia care in Norfolk.

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust appointed Allman Woodcock in consortium with Ingleton Wood and Rossi Long Consulting.

The new facility comprises three 12-bed wards radiating from a central core area, which contains clinical, therapy, research, training and administration spaces. The building provides specialist facilities within a distinctively homely feel for caring for patients with advanced dementia.

Each bedroom has a wealth of latest technology which helps the patients to be as independent as possible.

A significant amount of consideration has been given to texture, sound and colour to enhance the environment for patients and staff. Secure courtyards have been sensitively landscaped to provide outdoor facilities, and stimulus for patients.

The unit successfully achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating and includes sustainable features such as ground source heating, rainwater harvesting, sedum roofs, solar heating and photovoltaic installations.

Driven by the need for the facility to be operational by March 2012, a two-stage procurement process was implemented in which R. G. Carter Ltd. were appointed. Allman Woodcock managed the OJEU process for the Trust and the pre-contract programme to deliver the tight timescale.

ClientNorfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust Services Quantity Surveying services from feasibility stage to agreement of final account

First class surveying, consultancy & management services