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Watts Project Management works at Kings College Hospital

02/02/2015

Kings College Hospital (KCH) construction works for the new helipad have commenced and are being project managed by Watts.

On Saturday, 31 January the development was featured on BBC London News; they interviewed a former patient Tony Gillam, who benefited from being airlifted to the hospital. The new helipad will reduce journey time by 15 minutes, possibly making the difference between life and death.

“This is an exciting and prestigious project for KCH. Building on top of a ten storey building brings its own set of unique challenges and logistic strategies. However, as always, Watts rises to the challenge and we are there to make sure that the helipad is delivered on time, with all expectations achieved”. Matthew Ellams, Director, Watts Group PLC London.

King's is one of the busiest trauma centres in the country. The hospital serves a ‘trauma population’ of 5.5 million across London, Kent and the south east – 7.8% of the UK population. Building a helipad at King’s will:

•    reduce transfer times from approximately 20 to five minutes
•    mean patients have faster access to x-rays and scans
•    ensure earlier delivery of blood, and less movement of patients.

The helipad is due for completion December 2015. We will keep you regularly updated on the progress made at KCH. Find out more on BBC London News.

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