Derian House Donation Centre

New Build Donation Centre for Derian House Children’s Hospice
CLIENT
Derian House
DURATION
36 weeks
DATE COMPLETED
December 2016
VALUE
£650k

Overview

This important scheme at Derian House first comprised of the demolition of existing garages and trees.

The site was cleared to make way for a new two-storey Donation Sorting Centre which includes a number of offices, meeting rooms and stores.

The ground floor contains a space for visitors to drop off donations and a storage area to replace the garage. The first floor contains offices for current fundraising and admin staff, so their existing offices can be converted into private space for families staying on site, with children receiving end of life care.

The project also includes a ground floor staff area including kitchen facilities with sliding folding doors leading out to the patio space.

External works include a new bin storage area to the rear of the building and additional car parking spaces.

Key Challenges

This new build scheme was carried out in a sensitive location adjacent to the existing operational hospice.

The team ensured minimal disruption and maintained full access for the hospice for the duration of the works.

Added Value

Eric Wright Special Projects worked to maintain a friendly, welcoming environment for the children staying at the hospice.  The site manager arranged for up to 5 people from the site / per day to order food from the hospice canteen to contribute funds.

Both the site team and the supply chain have supported various fund raising events for the benefit of the hospice.

 

Other goodwill gestures have been made in the form of remedial works to the existing building fabric and maintenance work to the surrounding landscape features.

Client Feedback

“We are very pleased with the new build, the team were extremely efficient and the site manager very good to work with, nothing was too much trouble.”
Georgina Cox
Chair of Trustees

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