Maximum quality on a tight construction site.
In the heart of Rotterdam we are building a new future proof academic hospital on a tiny construction site, right next to another hospital that will remain operational during construction. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity according to the board of the Erasmus Medical Centre. The design therefore requires the highest standards in functionality, appearance, hygiene, safety and construction. A great challenge for us.
We needed to create space to start construction at the site, so we adjusted it with small renovations, walkways, shifted entries and modified directions. Even after all our efforts, the construction site remained really small, partly because a building will remain operational in the middle of the construction site until it is fully relocated.
The adjacent hospital and its close surroundings remain in use during the construction. This means that we have to take - sometimes frail - patients, numerous visitors, suppliers, commuters and local residents into account. We are taking specific measures to prevent any disturbance and nuisance. We use soundproofing sheaths around the pile-driving installation, provide surveillance of routes and stay in close consultation with employees and local residents.
Due to the small construction site, we decided to reserve space to store trucks in the Rotterdam harbour area. We can call in at the exact moment we need them. The new construction plan in itself was already challenging to put together, but it became even more challenging because of several adjustments of the design along the way. The client, for example, added an entire extra building. No problem, we will make sure the project is completed within the original planning.
Project Phase: Completed
Market: Healthcare, education
Client: Erasmus MC
Contractual value: At the start, €450,000,000, after additional work €610,000,000
Contract: Build only
Building time: 2009 - 2017