Supplying NEC Supervisor services to new state-of- the-art maternity unit

Being involved in a construction project which contributes towards the medical support provided to new babies and their mothers is both an honour and privilege to us. We are therefore delighted to announce that we are acting as NEC Supervisor on behalf of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) on their new £12m maternity unit.

We were appointed back in September 2016 to oversee the quality aspects of this new unit which is housed within Furness General Hospital in Barrow-in-Furness. The existing unit has been in use since the hospital first opened in 1984 and a significant upgrade was required. One unique factor about this project is that their staff, service users and the general public all played a part in the design of the unit which is due to complete December 2017.

When complete it will house a brand-new suite that is split over two floors and will include 14 en-suite birthing rooms, two dedicated theatres, a high-dependency unit and an assessment and bereavement suite.

The new unit which is located adjacent to the current Antenatal and Gynaecology Clinic is being built in line with current Health Building Guidance which provides ‘best practice’ direction on the design and planning of new healthcare buildings.

‘As quality inspectors, our role on this project is to oversee the quality control aspects of the build and to ensure that the project is built well and to the highest quality standards and specifications. We have a strong portfolio of NHS clients and are delighted to be part of the team at Furness General Hospital. This is a great project for us to be involved in and we hope to work on further projects for UHMBT ‏in the future.’
– Managing Director Tony Mobbs

For more information about the new Maternity Unit, please visit:

Photograph credits: ‘University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and DAY Architectural Ltd’.

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