The Ministry of Health of the Government of St Lucia is constructing a new hospital on a 15 acre ‘green field’ site on the outskirts of Castries, the island capital. The project is being funded by the European Development Fund and Inso SpA, an Italian construction company is executing the project.
The works comprise both two and three storey structures of approximately 14,000 square metres total floor area. The original designed indicated a traditional concrete frame structure with plastered concrete block infill panels but, following a value engineering exercise undertaken after award by Inso SpA, the external walls and roof panels are now to be preformed ‘sandwich’ panels. These panels and the supporting galvanized steel framing are being manufactured in Italy.
There are nine building in the main hospital block of which five are in a contiguous crescent with the other four in attached ‘fingers’. Independent to the main structure are the support facilities buildings such as generator house, refuse storage, clarifier building and diesel and propane storage.
The buildings will be finished for Employer fitting out but all the services associated with a modern hospital are included in Inso S.P.A’s contract.
Timely certifications by England based consultants and contract terms reviews
Team’s local and Caribbean wide experience has also enabled them to give valuable advice on establishing protocols to deal with the engagement of labour and subcontractors, hurricane preparedness and matters unique to the Eastern Caribbean.
“With regard to the New National Hospital Project in St. Lucia, Bould Consulting Limited has responded in a very good way to INSO's requests and needs.