Chase Farm Hospital’s (CFH) redevelopment team became the proud winners of a prestigious industry award last week.

The team were delighted after winning the estates and facilities team of the year trophy at the Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards after delivering a brand-new £200 million hospital.

Mark Bateman, head of estates and facilities at CFH, said: “We delivered one of the largest capital projects in the NHS, providing hospital services in an efficient, quality building within budget and at unprecedented speed – within four years of project initiation. We challenged ourselves to deliver the best solutions, from creating our own energy centre to providing new patient focused technology. The new hospital successfully enables staff to spend more time with their patients and delivers safe inpatient accommodation in private, comfortable rooms. I am proud to say that no services were cancelled due to disruption from construction.”

Andrew Panniker, managing director of Royal Free London property services, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award. Everyone in this team worked so hard to ensure the smooth delivery of the new hospital. It’s an incredible achievement.

“Construction took place as the old hospital remained operational throughout. The ageing estate had to be kept safe and sufficiently high quality for patients, while avoiding significant spending on a facility about to be replaced. We made sure we had the right team for the job and collaboration and innovation were at the heart of the project.”

More than 640 guests from NHS and the commercial healthcare sector from around the world attended the event.

The team beat off fierce competition from a shortlist which included NHS Property Services and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The judges commented: “The challenges of keeping old outdated services and infrastructures working whilst new services are being installed is extremely difficult. The team achieved a very wide range of milestones across its substantial and very wide-ranging property portfolio over the past three to four years.”

Since CFH opened, teams from more than 40 other trusts have visited in order to gain advice and insights from the redevelopment team.

Image: The Chase Farm Hospital redevelopment team at the awards