The Barnes Village Development was the refurbishment of a Grade 2 listed building formally known as Barnes Hospital. The project also included the construction of new properties and an underground car park. Hovington were responsible for the construction of the new reinforced concrete underground basement car park along with the foundation and slab works of adjoining properties


The key aspect of this project was ensuring our works smoothly interfaced with the existing Grade 2 listed building. Hovington played a lead role not only in the construction of the works, but ensuring that the designs from the Structural Engineer, Steel Frame Designer, Temporary Works Engineer and Architects were brought together to ensure the new car park was incorporated seamlessly to the existing building.


Hovington got involved in the project at an early stage to ensure we could offer our expertise in helping provide an opportunity to minimise the programme of works, foresee any problems at the construction phase along with cost savings to our Client. We made Value Engineering proposals which generated commercial & programme advantages for the client, all of which were adopted.


Due to the location of the new car park which sat below the existing hospital foundations it was initially envisaged by our Client that a contiguous pile system would have to be utilised but with the risks associated with working in close proximity to the existing building which is 141 years old. Hovington engineered a more cost effective way of completing the temporary works without the requirement for a piling system that saved time on the programme and unnecessary costs to our Client. We also incorporated an alternative roof deck option utilising composite construction which reduced programme time & curing times to provide benficial access to the follow on trades.

"Hovington worked with us and seized the initiative to drive the programme and design to ensure the final product was delivered timeously and to a very high, snag-free standard."

Richard Lindsay, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Reis Construct

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