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Manor Hospital, Oxford

Manor Hospital Oxford Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Ridge was involved at every stage of the project to build Manor Hospital, a private facility constructed on the former Oxford United football ground. The scheme provided 14,000 m² of hospital space over three floors, with 70 bedrooms, 25 consulting rooms and basement parking. With guidance from our experts, the project achieved the client’s aspirations while delivering outstanding value for money.

Initially, when the site was identified it was divided into three separate portions and Ridge helped to facilitate the sale of the entire site to the client, Nuffield Hospitals, efficiently. Our team went on to progress the project from the planning scheme through detail design, procurement and construction to being fully operational within a two-year time frame.

At the start of the project our professionals prepared a detailed cost plan, which formed the basis and benchmark for all subsequent financial reporting. We also undertook cost option studies and value engineering exercises, which were crucial in ensuring the project delivered best value for the client.

The main contractor was procured on a two-stage basis. This ensured that the project benefited from the contractor’s input on potential sub-contractors, buildability and programme issues as early as possible while the design was developing.

Working closely with the contractor, sub-contractor packages were competitively procured on an open-book basis. This provided a wealth of opportunities for investigating value engineering and prefabrication options.

When the tenders were received, one of the bids was significantly lower than the others. Rather than rejecting it, Ridge analysed the tender to establish the basis of the pricing and to confirm that no items had been missed. The lower cost was due mainly to an off-site prefabrication process and subsequently resulted in a saving for the client of £1 million.

The final account was resolved within three months of practical completion. As a result, the scheme was one of the quickest and most cost effective hospitals that the client has achieved.

Manor Hospital Oxford  Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Manor Hospital Oxford Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Manor Hospital Oxford  Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Manor Hospital Oxford Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Manor Hospital Oxford  Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Manor Hospital Oxford Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Manor Hospital Oxford  Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Manor Hospital Oxford Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Manor Hospital Oxford  Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Manor Hospital Oxford Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Manor Hospital Oxford  Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Manor Hospital Oxford Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Manor Hospital Oxford  Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Manor Hospital Oxford Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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