Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle Upon Tyne
TGA Consulting Engineers LLP have undertaken a number of projects for Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Trusts, with particular emphasis around the Royal Victoria Infirmary.
Peacock Hall at the former main entrance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary is a well known local landmark, dating back to the early 1900s. This building is one of the few parts of the Infirmary to be retained as part of the PFI project currently being carried out at the site.
In 1992, TGA were commissioned to work with Dent and Partners Architects (currently trading as B3 group) to design and supervise the construction of the Sir James Spence Building seen to the left of the above photograph.
Sir James Spence was originally occupied by the Yellow Brick Road Charity, supported by Newcastle University however it reverted back to use by the Trust in 2008.
Again, TGA Consulting Engineers were appointed to supervise the modifications to the mechanical and electrical services installations to suit the change in use.
The district heating system serving Peacock Hall is to be updated in accordance with the PFI works being carried out elsewhere on the site, and in 2009 TGA were appointed to design, tender and supervise the installation of new calorifier equipment and modified pipework within the Peacock Hall to cater for a new steam heating infrastructure.
In addition, TGA were appointed as mechanical and electrical designers for the Culture Centre project, providing a variety of new staff functions, including café, lounge, gymnasium, meeting rooms and video conferencing facilities. This project is a direct appointment from the Trust, however required close integration with the PFI works. This building is programmed to be complete in April 2011.