About the project

Studio Four Architects Ltd were instructed to provide tender and construction drawings to enable Kier to build the new Birth Centre at Ashurst Hospital through the Procure 21 contract.

The building comprised a redundant care and treatment centre which had been constructed using a 1960’s systembuilding method comprising pre-cast reinforced concrete columns, lattice steel roof beams and infill panels, not dissimilar to the “Clasp”system. The building had been much modified by having a first floor and pitched roof added, but this was supported by an independent steel frame and simply sat over the original building. The ground floor had been extended in traditional construction during the 1980’s.

Approximately 540 square metres, or 50%of the existing ground floor, was allocated for the Birth Centre, the remaining area to be developed at a later date. The first floor remained operational during the construction period.

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The Gallery

Romsey

Tollgate Estates
Stanbridge Earls
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 0HE

01794 511 255

Winchester

Sherwood House
8 Upper High Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8UT

01962 820 255

Southampton

1-3 Lyon Street,
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 0LD

023 8022 8923