Client: Elizabeth Foundation
Architect: Roger Boyce Associates
Quantity Surveyor: AECOM
Value: £770k

The Elizabeth Foundation is a charitable trust that provides assessment of babies and pre-school aged children for hearing impairment.  Once a child has been diagnosed the Foundation offers support for families and children in order to prepare them for their lives ahead.  The success of the foundation is such that in 2007 a need to provide additional learning space was identified, and with space on site at a premium, a first floor extension over the existing school was commissioned.  Amiri Construction won a competitive tender to carry out the works and completed the work in early 2009.

Sited in the corner of a major hospital serving the Central South Coast area around Portsmouth it was essential that Amiri planned every element of the work to minimise disruption to the hospital as well as the ongoing assessments and education that was carried out within the facility.  Amiri strived to include and educate the children with regard to what happens on a building site with regular presentations and tours so that they were familiar with the changes that were going on in their young lives.

The success of the project was realised and Amiri then carried out the next phase of works that included an extension and alterations project to the assessment centre in 2010.