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New Victoria Hospital

The New Victoria Hospital in Kingston upon Thames made history with the completion of a new double height wing. The £10.5 million project to upgrade the existing South London facility included an extension and alteration to the existing building creating a enlarged 2660m² area of floor space. 

Rydon were selected to complete the project in five phases of work to ensure the minimisation of any disruption to the continued operation of the hospital. 

Phase 1 & 2: Dedicated to enabling works and the new build extension, with the inclusion to the housing day surgery and facilities, four new operating rooms, theatre changing room and a sterile unit. There was also an added pathology and seminar room alongside a staff dining canteen. 

Phase 3 & 4: A new build CT scanning suite was introduced at this stage, with an outpatient & inpatient’s reception. Consulting rooms with associated facilities built during in Phase 4. This saw the redundant building, Coombe Manor was demolished. 

Final Phase: The final phase delivered four new bedrooms, ultrasound and bone density rooms with associated facilities, as well as the removal of temporary accommodation units.

A number of carbon reduction and environmental initiatives were incorporated, including photovoltaic panels. The new-build section of the project was build to the BREEAM ‘Very Good’ specification. 

Information source: Rydon

“The hospital is committed to the provision of exceptional standards of care and service to its patients, whose individual needs and safety are our priority at all times. As such, the hospital operates within a rigorous quality framework which aims to continually review and evaluate practice to improve the outcomes of care for patients and ensure the health and wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors. Our recent nominations for these awards are a terrific reflection on all of our staff. ”
Graham Ball
Chief Executive - New Victoria Hospital


The private charity owned hospital is one of the few remaining independent hospitals in the country. It has been frequently ranked by patients as one of the top private hospitals in London. In 2015 the hospital was shortlisted as a finalist in the Nursing Practice category of the national Laing Buisson Awards and in March 2016 went on to win a prestigious CHKS Top Hospital Award

CCN Project Spec

Contractor: Rydon Construction
Project Manager: David Stephenson

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