About Integrated Health Project - Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth

Royal Bournemouth Hospital Women’s, Children’s & Emergency Centre (WCEC) including Energy Centre and associated electrical infrastructure and associated road, civils and external works (“the Project”) and locally recognised as named The BEACH Building.

The scope of the Project comprises principally –

Modifications and demolition of existing facilities and construction of a new 6 storey building to form a new Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit, Ante-natal Department, Maternity Unit (2 floors) and Paediatric Inpatients department along with associated Plant Rooms, both integral and external (known as the Women’s, Children’s and Emergency Centre (WCEC) with new Main Entrance (MEPV) and additionally an Energy Centre and site infrastructure, and associated road, civils and external works at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, Dorset.




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Work is underway to create the new BEACH Building (Births, Emergency, And, Critical care, children's Health) on the Royal Bournemouth Hospital site.

The new facilities, described as a 'once in a generation opportunity', will include a new purpose-built maternity unit, purpose-built children's unit, enhanced emergency department and critical care unit, with capacity for up to 30 beds.

The visitors will experience: -

A Health and Safety briefing, as though it’s your first day on site as one of the workforce.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.

An explanation of how 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.

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.

An insight 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 Project Office (Royal Bournemouth Hospital)
Deansleigh Road

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