Market Leading Condition Surveys

Drake and Kannemeyer conceived the idea of Condition Surveys for Public Sector estates, carrying out surveys of the health estate and a pilot survey of 8 UK Universities. In 1992, their joint venture company KDK carried out the survey of all UK Universities comprising 13 million square metres of estates in a 4-month contract.

To date, the practice has appraised over one quarter of the entire hospital stock in England and Wales, in excess of 120 Universities and also a number of historic buildings such as The Tower of London and the Royal Maritime Museum. We have also surveyed the Government's Science Estate on a number of occasions across the whole of the country. In the last year our larger surveys have been The University of Leeds, Brunel University, Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, The National Archives, Kew Gardens, Kent & Meway Towns Fire Authority and the STFC Physics Estate.

RSCH Accident and Emergency Waiting Room Extension

The firm have just started the Design and Contract Management an extension of the A&E waiting room for the Royal Surrey County Hospital. Restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic meant that patients had to queue to get into A&E which was situated right by the front entrance to the main hospital. The Trust therefore decided to expand the current waiting room to increase capacity and reduce queues, and we were appointed to design and oversee the construction of the extension works to the waiting room by infilling the undercroft area by the current Emergency Department Entrance.

Completion of RSCH Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit Extension and Winter Measures

AEC Extension

As part of the Winter Resilience Programme, the Ambulatory Emergency Care Extension (AEC) was built to provide a drop-in unit for ambulatory emergency referral cases to the Royal Surrey County Hospital. Works included the internal reconfiguration of the existing emergency assessment unit to accommodate 10no trolley and chair bays, 23 person waiting room and a new reception and triage (rapid assessment unit), MDT Room, a 6-bed bay, and Consulting / Isolation Bed Room, Staff base, clean and dirty utility rooms.

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