Bicester Community Hospital is the first new community hospital to be built in Oxfordshire in the last forty years. Kajima, working with construction partner Balfour Beatty, shared the PCT (now NHS Property Services) vision in delivering a value for money, sustainable, high quality facility which is fit for purpose and meets the healthcare needs of Bicester residents.
The development of the design has been carefully managed in conjunction with IBI Group, to ensure NHS Oxfordshire are provided with a highly functional building meeting the current and future needs of patients and staff. The cost-effective solution is easy to maintain, adapt and manage, and meets all statutory requirements, building regulations and NHS design guidance and policies.
The proactive Kajima team engaged with the PCT and NHSPS at every opportunity, resulting in a unique, functional design consisting of - ambulance base, first-aid unit, out of hours care and out-patient areas on the ground floor along with twelve in-patient beds in eight en-suite rooms arranged around a central landscaped area with all areas having direct access to a private therapy garden. The first floor houses clinical accommodation, imaging and physiotherapy suites as well as offices and the community base.
Completed in August 2014 and opened in December 2014, the hospital was built by Balfour Beatty Construction and maintained by FES FM, with Kajima Partnerships retaining a 100% investment interest. The surplus land, site of the existing hospital buildings, was sold to assist in funding the project and will be developed to accommodate a sensitive, low density residential scheme, built in a style and at a scale appropriate to the location.
The hospital concession period is 25 years from the end of construction.