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Blackpool Victoria Hospital welcomes students

Blackpool Victoria Hospital welcomes students

VINCI’s IHP Blackpool Victoria Hospital project for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, are currently carrying out the steel frame with Leach Steelwork, as part of the next phase of the hospital development.

The current steel frame works consist of complex lifting operations and logistical issues due to the proximity of the surrounding buildings and hospital wards.

The overall scheme will comprise of a new remodelled ‘Emergency Village’ and ‘state-of-the-art’ CCU new build extension. The new build will consist of three floors which includes a same day emergency care (SDEC), CCU supporting accommodation, a 16-bed CCU ward and a plant room located at roof level.

As part of the site visit, the apprentices were given a detailed presentation on the project which included items such as piling operations, sub-structure & groundworks, engineering tolerances, temporary works, fire protection and lifting operations.

The apprentices were split into two separate groups and given a guided tour of the site by members of the project staff. Once the tour had finished there was a Q&A and a debrief session. This enabled the group to offer and share any best practices of how these works could be implemented on their specific projects. The apprentices were then tasked with completing a detailed report of the days event, which gave the group an opportunity to record any observations they made during the tour.

Overall, the site visit provided the apprentices with the opportunity to gain an understanding of how these complex works occur and how they are managed on one of our sites.

To ensure the visits are sustained for apprentices to experience, it is now the intention to visit another live project within the region in approximately 6-8 weeks-time.

IHP is the joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine.

Date: 19 October 2021

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