This is a 1-page synopsis of the Concept Design and Specification Development (CDSD) of Camogli Hospital in Tristan da Cunha that was completed for DFID by Evidence on Demand in June 2014. The CDSD will be used in the expression of interest and Invitation to Tender process.
Tristan da Cunha is a remote island in the South Atlantic that falls under UK Overseas Territories responsibility. The resident population is approximately 270, although visiting cruise ships can very briefly increase the temporary population to approximately 350. 33% of the resident population is over the age of 60, with 12% over 75. The island has an existing small hospital that is no longer fit for purpose; a new hospital more suited to modern medical standards is intended to be built next to the existing hospital. The purpose of this exercise is to create a concept design for the building to give an indication of a possible solution to the requirements. This comprises a preliminary layout of the proposed hospital and surrounding area, and includes the access road, main entrance, footpaths, likely outbuildings, a parking area for the ambulance and other vehicles, the relocation of services and utilities, and a new perimeter wall. A number of outline plans and 3-dimensional illustrations have been provided to assist all stakeholders in understanding the proposals and agreeing on the end product to reduce the chances of costly variations during the tender and construction process.
Lewis, R.; et al. Camogli Hospital Tristan da Cunha concept design and specification development. Evidence on Demand, UK (2014) 1 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_cr.june2014.lewisretal]