Helping staff & patients by managing fire improvement and defect works

The Project

Following the collapse of Carillion in January 2018, the project was left with a significant challenge to complete Fire Improvement and Defect works at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.

The Response

– Project Management
– Construction Management
– Mechanical and Electrical Design
– Architectural Design

The Brief

There was a programme of circa 200 defects and 28 fire improvement projects that were programmed to be completed by the end of March 2023.


Pario placed our own Project managers on site and set up a framework agreement with a Design and Build contractor. The partnership developed into a 5-year framework agreement which included Principle Contractor and Principle Designer roles to assist with the extensive programme of defects and major necessary fire improvements.

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Challenges & Achievements

Despite the additional challenges of working in and around an exceptionally busy acute hospital through the COVID-19 pandemic, the on-site teams have ensured that all works have been completed to the highest standards of quality and compliance whilst keeping patient safety at the forefront of everything we do, successfully delivering over 200 defect projects and 28 fire improvement programme projects, with a total value of £28M.

Steam Duct Solution

A new steam duct solution providing initial concept design solutions along with an interim disaster recovery installation

Parking Improvements

Car parking barrier and payment systems

Water Systems

Complete renewal/upgrade of the water systems to 68 on-site staffing apartments

Design & RFP Processes

Full design and RFP processes on office and ward design/fit-out

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