Evidence on Demand was requested by DFID to undertake a short desk study in order to prepare a technical briefing document on the approach to building a new hospital in Tristan da Cunha. Available documents were reviewed and additional information was sourced where possible.
In analysing the documents and from interaction with the stakeholders from Tristan da Cunha and DFID, a basic needs analysis was developed which led to the formulation of an initial options analysis. The independently developed accommodation schedule was compared with the previously produced preliminary space programme and the two exercises were found to be remarkably similar which indicates a certain level of consistency and confirms both calculations as reasonable.
Preliminary analysis indicates a preference for the development of a new facility on a greenfield site as well as utilising a pre-engineered, pre-fabricated modular solution for practical reasons of which quality control and speed of construction are just two. The key cost parameters, based on full life cycle costing will be construction method materials, procurement arrangements and transport costs.
Lange, F. Camogli Hospital redevelopment: background evidence on approach to building a new hospital on Tristan Da Cunha. Evidence on Demand, UK (2013) 25 pp. [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12774/eod_hd043.jul2013.lange]