Operating Theatres, City Hospital

Operating Theatres, City Hospital







New Build


Structural Engineering
Ground Investigation
Drainage Strategies
Flood Risk
Geotechnical Engineering
Infrastructure Design


BWB are very proud to act as main structural engineers for this exciting development on the City Hospital campus, just north of Nottingham city centre.

The Elective Orthopaedic Theatres provide surgical facilities for the treatment of injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system - including surgery on joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves.

BWB provided the structural and civil engineering for the proposed development, which included the demolition of existing structures and tie into the existing buildings. BWB also provided Geo-Environmental Reports with Ground Investigation, Surveys and Topographical Survey of the area and the surrounding buildings.

The new structure was built in an area of demolished buildings. All the existing foundations were taken out to allow a clear site for the new structure. The City Hospital Nottingham has a number of existing underground trackways for services across this site. A number of the new structural columns could not be relocated as they were lined up with the new walls. To get over this, the existing trackways were bridged with new steelwork. The existing foundations were taken to the bottom of the trackway to ensure there was no surcharge to the existing structure. BWB carried out extensive surveys of the surrounding buildings where the new building tied in. Alterations were carried out to the existing steelwork to fully connect both the frames.

Where the building was positioned tight up to existing structure the new foundations were set back and cantilever concrete ground beams were used to support the new columns.

Key Challenges

There were a number of underground trackways in the location of new columns. These were bridged with steel transfer beams. Tying the new structure into the existing and breaking out the existing brickwork tower.


Dominic Ginty

Dominic Ginty
Service Director - Building Structures
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