The new addition to Llandough hospital is a two storey building of around 20,000m². For the Adult Mental Health Unit, this building will house 135 beds over 10 wards along with private recreation space and other facilities.

This scheme also required a new concourse building to be constructed on the existing hospital complex. This will contain a cafe along with offices for the hospital radio station.

The scheme was developed using fully integrated BIM (level 2). Ground modelling software was used to optimise the cut and fill across a steeply sloping site.

The structure was modelled in 3D and was based on an innovative panelised precast concrete system, which allows 70% of the building to be manufactured off site, reducing site labour by 60% and saving up to 30% on site programme.

Project Achieved BREEAM Excellent

Project Client

Laing O'Rourke

Project Value

£65m

Completion Date

July 2015