VALUE: £12m
LOCATION: Manchester
DURATION: July 2015 - Ongoing

Novus has been appointed to a Measured Term Contract with Trafford General Hospital, which will see us carry out refurbishment and maintenance works.

In July 2015, we were appointed onto the Measured Term Contract Framework with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, who serve the communities across Manchester, Greater Manchester, North Manchester, and the Northwest. We have worked with the Trust to maintain, improve, upgrade, and refurbish their hospital estate which includes Trafford General Hospital, the birthplace of the NHS.

The type of projects being delivered through the contract are:

  • Major capital investment programme
  • Internal Refurbishment
  • Infrastructure upgrades including fire stopping works and M&E upgrades
  • Maintenance and lifecycle improvement work

At Trafford General Hospital there are several specialist departments including:

  • Urgent Care Centre
  • Radiology
  • Park Unit Endoscopy and Urology
  • Ante-Natal and Colposcopy
  • Acute Medical Unit
  • Pharmacy
  • Manchester Orthopaedic Centre (MOC)
  • Children’s Resource Centre
  • Outpatients wards
  • Day Surgery
  • Phlebotomy department
  • Macular Treatment Centre
  • Bereavement Centre
  • Pathology
  • Cardiorespiratory
  • Diabetes Centre
  • Moorside Unit

Projects completed over the last four years during our MTC include:


  • Ward 11 refurbishment for outpatients department
  • Clock tower and asbestos removal works
  • Ward remodelling for endoscopy department to facilitate more space
  • Replacement of heating infrastructure across three blocks
  • Conversion of ward space into high specification office space with reception area, toilets, two canteen spaces, desk space, break out areas and private offices
  • Ward remodelling and fit out works to create a new phlebotomy department
  • Refurbishment of Greenway Macular Unit


  • Creating the Garden of Reflection within a centre courtyard space for patients, staff and visitors. Designed by Day Architectural, the design considers the needs of patients and visitors and is dementia and autism friendly.
  • Roofing and asbestos removal works to Block 19 which houses theatres
  • Replacement of plate heat exchangers within Blocks 25 & 26
  • Installation of new cold store to Moorside Unit, an adult mental health inpatient facility
  • Steam valve and meter replacement at various location throughout the hospital
  • Bed hoist installation in wards 1, 3 and 5
  • Refurbishment of Block 43 which houses the dental outpatients department


  • Fire door installation programme across various areas
  • Boiler house asbestos removal works
  • Block 7 – Lightening strike repairs and remedial works including full scaffolding

Through our existing MTC contract with Central Manchester University Hospital, Novus undertook a project whereby the existing boardroom at Trafford General Hospital had become an out of date meeting room and needed modernising to become the focal points of all meetings of board level members of the trust. There were a number of challenging things Novus had to overcome including the lead in period of the timber rafts which had to be procured to suit the clients programme. The initial scope of works changed throughout the project which meant the project team had to be aware of the project particulars and ensure that we recruited the correct workforce to meet demand.

Upon completion of the project we expressed our gratitude for the way Nevus managed the project and completed the works on time, within budget and with zero defects.

Edward Fitzpatrick – Project Manager

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