About Integrated Health Projects, Poole Theatres, Poole Hospital

Integrated Health Projects (IHP) is a leading provider of outstanding healthcare solutions. 

An integrated joint venture between two of the most stable and established names in the UK and international construction industry, VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, IHP was formed in April 2003 specifically to focus on delivery of healthcare projects.

The first task was to demolish the existing buildings on the site and then construct a raft foundation.

The frame is a Delta beam with steel columns, precast concrete slabs and structural topping.

The cladding primarily consists of composite panels, windows, doors and louvres with brickwork at low level for robustness.

Internally there are three levels of plant, two of which are solely for mechanical distribution to the operating theatres and one which has shared plumbing and electrical plant, which is distributed via the internal and external risers to the relevant floor




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The project is now nearing completion, so the visit is taking place before handing over to the University Hospital Dorset to fit the peripheral equipment and items.
The visitors will experience: -
1. A Health and Safety briefing, as though it’s your first day on site as one of the workforce.
2. A short presentation showing the development from demolition through to construction with an explanation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) 3D visuals, and careers in construction.
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
• Overview BIM and 3D modelling have been fundamental to the development of the various project designs. As the designs have been refined the models have increasingly been used to verify coordination using clash detection.
• The models have so far also been used to assist in the planning of logistics, the build sequence, verification of quantities for sustainability and costing purposes, and they have started to be used in the collation of asset data to accompany the Operational & Maintenance manuals in accordance with the Trust requirements
3. A guided tour of the key areas of the development, with detail of the trades and activities that were undertaken to bring the building to this state from design manager, construction managers to mechanical and electrical specialists through from structural, brick and block work, plasterboard and dry-lining and the finishing trades for floors, decorating and carpentry.
4. An incite into the ongoing maintenance and operational management of the building that is undertaken by the University Hospital Estates team, who directly employ people of all levels with skills in construction to work in specialist areas, and trades to keep the hospital infrastructure running.


Bookings are currently unavailable for this site.


Address IHP Site Offices
Poole Hospital
Churchfield Road
BH15 2JF

About Sir Robert McAlpine

We are a family-owned building and civil engineering company established in 1869. We design, develop, build and preserve some of Britain’s most iconic buildings.We shape towns, cities and landscapes and put the local community at the heart of everything we do.

If there’s one reason for our enduring success over the last 152 years, it is the quality of our people. They embody the commitment to technical excellence, client service and exemplary project delivery that make us the company we are. Our people want to be the best, delivering the exceptional time and agai...