Delivering the renovation of Ingleside Birthing Unit

Working on behalf of partners Salford City Council, Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, Bolton NHS Trust and Seddons, Urban Vision have designed and project managed the newly refurbished Ingleside Birth Unit and Community Centre.

Our technical teams project managed the refurbishment from start to finish, as well as delivering cost management, contract administration and building design works, working with Seddons as the principal contractor delivering the construction work.

Urban Vision is our joint venture with Salford City Council and Galliford Try bringing innovation and skills from the public and private sector for development and regeneration across Salford.

The renovation works project managed by Urban Vision included:

  • Patch repairs to the render of the external building
  • Plaster repairs to the internal walls throughout the building
  • Removal of all existing fittings, furniture and flooring
  • Complete reroof
  • All structural works
  • Re-painting of the entire interior of the building
  • New flooring throughout
  • The installation of new doors
  • The fitting of all new windows
  • Layout and design of building
  • All mechanical and electrical design
  • Structural design

The official opening of Ingleside Birthing Unit was 19th April 2018, an immensely proud day for all involved with the project, as the unit now resides as the only birthing suite in Salford following the closure of Salford Royal’s maternity ward in September 2017.

The listed building in Oakwood Park is steeped in Salford’s history and now houses four birthing suites each with their own birthing pool, aimed at women in Greater Manchester with low risk pregnancies who want a midwifery led birth.

The renovation promotes a sense of pride in the community thanks to a new lease of life given to a building that had become largely ignored and uncared for.

Sarah Batton, Urban Vision’s Project manager, said:

“As a woman and a mother, who spent a large part of her childhood in the Salford/Swinton area, it was an honour to be involved in a high profile project refurbishing a building for the women, children and families of Salford. Refurbishment projects always come with their own set of challenges keeping all involved working hard to deliver such an important project.
My close working relationship with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was a great help during the design stages and working collaboratively with the contractor Seddons, ensured that the construction process was efficient as possible. It is a great feeling to be able to create a vision from several stakeholders input and see the joy on the faces of midwives working in the facility and the families visiting.”

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