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Pick Everard is a multi-disciplinary property, construction, and infrastructure consultancy, with the team supporting clients across the UK from Leicester and 14 other offices throughout the country. Our services cover everything from engineering and architecture to project management and environmental consultancy.
Our commitment to delivering high-quality built environment projects for a range of sectors is supported further by our appointments to some of the UK construction industry’s biggest frameworks. These appointments afford our public sector clients across the country to access our services through a fully compliant procurement process and showcases the excellent work being carried out by the teams across our 15 offices.
Leicester is the ideal location for us – the construction industry here is incredibly active, with significant schemes popping up across the city and wider county. Being placed in the heart of the Midlands is also geographically advantageous, as our clients are spread across the country – so this central base is really important to us.
As well as our focus on delivering excellent services on a national basis, the firm is committed to the delivery of projects that uplift the Leicester region’s offering, local economy and that deliver real social value for the community.
At Pick Everard, our vision is to be the most highly regarded consultant in the property and construction industry, delivering effective projects and creating the best outcomes for clients, stakeholders, and communities.
Last year, we completed the £15m relocation of the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre from Glenfield Hospital to its new state-of-the-art city centre home at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI), working in close cooperation with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
"We’re delighted that Leicester Children’s Hospital has won the East Midlands Public Sector Project Category at the RICS Awards for 2022. The Judges congratulated the project saying “This project brought together hospital services for children and their families to a secure, accessible, and modern environment and has transformed the way treatment can be provided.”
The relocation took place over three phases of construction, with the first and largest element being a new-build extension to the Kensington Building to house the cardiac outpatient’s department, new cardiac theatre, and new hybrid catheter lab. This extension is an innovative three-storey modular design including a basement level and is designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification.
We provided principal designer services for all works, and electrical and mechanical design services for the PICU and cardiac ward. These services were also provided for work on the Kensington Building infrastructure, including phased strip-out, refurbishment and replacement of various features. Our designs also provided new domestic hot and cold-water plant and risers to serve the new extension and new wards, as well as having capacity to serve any future wards that would be accommodated within the building.
The second phase of work included a new cardiac ward situated on the first floor of the existing Kensington Building. This new ward was designed with its end users in mind, considering the fact that many parents wish to remain close to their children during treatment and hospital stays. To facilitate this, the design includes four bedrooms for parent use to make their time at the hospital as comfortable and stress free as possible as well as the provision of fold down beds in patient side rooms.
The final phase of work saw the installation of the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU), brand-new to fifth floor of the Kensington Building.
Pick Everard project manager, Joshua Sandbach, was seconded to the client to provide internal support and ensure smooth delivery of the project and was key to the successful delivery of this project due to the pressures and unpredictability brought on by the pandemic and Brexit.
Nigel Bond, deputy director of estates and facilities at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, said: “Having Josh from Pick Everard embedded in our delivery team has been a delight and a significant contribution to the quality of the outcome. He has worked tirelessly with the clinical team, my staff and the contractors to ensure we got the building this service needs and deserves.”
Accompanying our dedication to improving health provision in Leicester, we also have a long-lasting relationship with De Montfort University, which we have been working with to improve the quality of education provision for students and staff for more than 30 years.
Pick Everard’s Building Services team, with assistance from our sustainability experts, has been the cornerstone of the relationship. Throughout, we have remained committed to helping DMU’s estates team to deliver on the university’s long-term vision.
We were delighted to unveil our new-look Leicester office in Halford House, Charles Street last year following an extensive refurbishment led by our recently established in-house interior design team to update the interior of the building that we originally designed in the 1950s – restating our commitment to the city centre.
This process started with consulting with a focus group through a series of engagement meetings and workshops that examined our firm’s culture, space and processes in great detail. This helped form a bespoke workplace strategy that fed into the creation of the design brief – which was ultimately to create an interior that reflects how we work, our brand and our future vision, as well as being a welcoming environment for staff and guests alike.
Pick Everard provides the complete consultancy service needed to deliver property and construction projects. Delivered through 15 UK offices, the firm employs over 600 staff, and has operated for over 150 years within the UK property market.
Our aim is clear; to be the Most Highly Regarded Consultant in the Property and Construction Industry. We believe the industry can do better – delivering programme and project more efficiently, more collaboratively and with better outcomes for clients, their stakeholders and communities.
Our collaborative ethos, range of technical expertise and early adoption of innovation sets us apart in the market and ensures we deliver value for money for our clients and positively contribute to the industry as a whole.
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