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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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Project Value

£500m

Client: Balfour Beatty

Type: Hospital

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital was the first acute hospital to be built in Birmingham since 1937.  It was part of a £1 billion urban regeneration plan for Bournbrook and Selly Oak and replaced the previous Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital. 

The hospital employs more than 6,900 staff and provides adult services to more than half a million patients every year.  The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has the largest single-floor critical care unit in the world, with 100 beds, and is also the home of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, which cares for injured service men and women from conflict zones, as well as training Army, Navy and Air Force medical staff.

At peak 1,500 operatives worked on the site, creating a logistical challenge, unprecedented in the Birmingham area.  Munnelly Logistics had been in liaison with Balfour Beatty since 2001; consulting on a variety of logistical solutions for the fundamental running of the project.  This included security on a large scale, access and transport for the site operatives, material delivery and storage as well as minimising the impact the project build had on the local community.

The logistics package comprised of security officers, access control (including full and half height turnstiles), traffic management, delivery management, site inductions, fire management, water management and material storage.  We also supplied operatives over the 3 levels of management and over 3 different site areas.