Healthcare in Paris, an outpatient surgical unit for Pitié-Salpêtrière

Type of project : Health
Total surface area : 2 000 M²
Construction time : 7 Months
Location : North / Paris region
Type of project : Health
Total surface area : 2 000 M²
Construction time : 7 Months
Location : North / Paris region

Health and patient care is being revolutionised with the development of e-health and outpatient services. The contract awarded to GA for the design and construction of a stand-alone outpatient surgical unit on Europe's largest hospital site at Pitié-Salpêtrière was welcomed by GA teams as a first step in the Group's strategy to develop its services in the hospital sector.

The new unit specialising in short-term care will have a floor plan of around 2000 m² and include five operating theatres, a post-surgery recovery room with eight beds and 14 day hospital spaces.

 

Designed by TLR Architecture, the contemporary architecture of the construction reinterprets the design of neighbouring buildings and fits perfectly into the historic Pitié-Salpêtrière site. Company Getinge Maquet is responsible for the modular and integrated layout of the operating theatres. Specialist engineering firms AEC Ingénierie and Beming will work alongside the teams of Hervé Thermique responsible for air-conditioning and plumbing works.

 

As it expands into a new sector, GA has adopted the industrial approach it is known for: unique expertise which allows a new building to be constructed in only seven months, with delivery planned for the end of February 2018.

 

An industrial construction process to limit disturbance on an occupied site

The site is designed entirely in FullBIM, a digital model which transmits 3D digital data to the factory in real time. 

GA will produce all the component parts in its Rouen factory and these will then be shipped by lorry and assembled on site. 

All the structural elements of the building will be factory-produced to optimise delivery times while limiting the amount of disturbance. A reinforced concrete post and beam construction will ensure the building is durable and adaptable to future expansion. The exterior wall panels will be prefabricated and faced with brick. 

Very little concrete will be poured on-site to minimise noise and dust for local residents and disturbance for hospital patients. 

 

Fluidity, flexibility and modularity of the build for more efficient healthcare

Inside the building, special attention will be paid to care pathways so that patient flow follows a single direction, from accessing the unit to leaving it. The layout of the different rooms will also contribute to the overall quality of patient treatment. To promote comfort and well-being, pre-surgery waiting areas and post-surgery recovery rooms have been designed to feel restful and welcoming. 

The layout of the building will be flexible and designed to facilitate future expansion. The operating theatres and waiting rooms can therefore be modified in accordance with the needs of hospital departments. 

 

Contact Vincent Taupenot / Head of Health Development