Notice of building work and noise at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Monday November 8

The Emergency Village build programme is progressing at speed, with the steel assembly for the new build ‘Same Day Emergency Care’ (SDEC) and ‘Critical Units’ recently completed.

Upcoming works

A critical stage of the build is fast approaching, which involves a concrete pour to four floors of the construction. Each floor requires one concrete pour, which will be done on four separate dates. The planned pour at roof level will take place today, Monday 8 November. 

This concrete pour and lift will commence late morning and is expected to complete by this evening.

As part of this process, concrete slabs will need to be lifted to the relevant floor, using specialist machinery.

Patients staying on nearby wards may notice loud noises at times from the machinery, and lights from the building site.

We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience. Please contact the Patient Experience team if the building work is disrupting your rest – we want you to be as comfortable as possible during your stay here.

Completion of each pour

The above timings are an estimate and may be extended, or reduced, due to a number of factors, some of which are out of the contractor’s (IHP) control, including the availability of concrete on the day, weather conditions and other site constraints.

Should the pour be negatively impacted, the completion time could extend to be between 12-4am. Unfortunately, once the concrete pour has commenced, it cannot be stopped until completed and will cause sustained noise for the duration of the work.

All parties involved in the construction of the Emergency Village sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Atlas, together with IHP, has put a number of measures in place to ensure there is minimal disruption.

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