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Job Description

Are you an experienced, Project Architect with a strong Healthcare experience across all stages? We are currently seeking an individual who will be spearheading a significant hospital refurbishment and fire improvement initiative in London.  

Project Overview:

Scope: Large hospital refurbishment including fire improvements.

  • Competitive Salary: £50,000-55,000 depending on experience.
  • Friendly Workplace: Join a welcoming and sociable team of 12.
  • Regular Social Outings: Enjoy a vibrant practice with frequent social events.
  • Emphasis on Training and Mentoring: Continuous investment in your professional development.
  • Small to Medium-Size Practice: Approachable and supportive compared to larger firms.
  • Great staff retention: A testament to their positive work environment as they value and retain their staff, emphasising stability and continuity.

  • Proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD.
  • In-depth knowledge across all RIBA stages.
  • Strong leadership qualities, commitment, and genuine interest in Healthcare projects.
  • Capability to run the project and lead a team effectively.
  • Enthusiasm for driving Healthcare sector initiatives, contributing to marketing strategies, and fostering business development.
  • Enhance existing fire compartmentation alongside a water misting suppression system.
  • Emphasise technical detailing, especially in fire protection, leveraging misting to streamline compartment wall adjustments.
  • Collaborate with manufacturers to secure fire-tested details where necessary.
  • Work closely with fire engineers to devise an engineered solution.
  • Engage with the Trust fire officer to finalise a new fire strategy.
  • Obtain Building Regulations sign-off with the approval of Building Control.
  • Navigate planning permission procedures if required.
  • Generate design information with minimal layout changes.
  • Develop tender packs for contractors across three phases.
  • Maintain a diplomatic approach when engaging various NHS stakeholders.
Project Scale:
  • Floor Area: Approximately 18,000m2
  • Budget: Circa £30 million - Phases encompass clinical enhancements and backlog maintenance.
Leadership Responsibilities:
  • Lead a dedicated team comprising of another architect, Part 2 professionals, and technicians.
  • Serve as the lead Architect overseeing the coordination of MEP and Structures.
  • Conduct regular site visits to East London.
  • Collaborate closely with the main contractor to address on-site queries.
  • Facilitate snagging and secure approval from Trust entities, including fire officers, infection control, estates, and users.

If you are a passionate architect looking for an exciting project and opportunity within a dynamic team, apply with your CV and portfolio today.