The Stepnell team was responsible for the design elements and rapid delivery of the purpose-built facility, which is intended for hospital staff to use in support of their health and wellbeing. It includes facilities such as a gym, counselling rooms, areas for complementary therapies, and for group or individual reflections after traumatic incidents.
The Hub benefited from Stepnell’s ‘whole team working approach’ to develop and finalise the design with consultants and sub-contractors – including Southgate and Sarabia Architects, MAC Consulting ,and Adept Consulting Engineers – to best meet the client’s budget. BIM coordination software was used in tandem with OneClick to enhance project discussions and engage early with the Trust.
Dr Hal Spencer, CEO of CRH NHS Trust, said: “We want to be recommended as a place to come to work and for the clinical care we provide. The Health and Wellbeing Hub is pretty unique in allowing us to offer this kind of facility to colleagues. I am especially proud of us opening on the day of the celebrations for NHS75. Along with our Emergency Department, Paediatric Assessment Unit, the Community Diagnostic Centres, and much more, we are re-defining the role and abilities of this fantastic hospital.”
Stepnell’s work on the project included a bespoke social value strategy, which included creating jobs for three local people, organising fundraising events, and carrying out significant social value work within the local community. Over the course of the project, over 100 hours of support into employment training was provided to Chesterfield College and Parkside Community School, and a cumulative total of 47 weeks’ training was provided for trainees and apprentices studying at Level 2, 3 and 4+. Stepnell also committed to a local supply chain by ordering building materials within a 30-mile radius of the project, which achieved a 50% local spend, including 36% spend with local SMEs.