The Relocate Kitchen & SPS project was a phased interior renovation with a limited amount of exterior sanitary plumbing and associated landscape and hardscape repairs.
Phase I was a comprehensive fit-out of approximately 7,500 feet of new shell space and renovation of more than 2,000 sf of existing hospital space. The main purpose of this phase was to construct a new kitchen capable of supporting the production of over 600 meals a day for the Cincinnati VA Hospital as well as Ft. Thomas VA. The highlights of Phase I included abatement, extensive MEP System upgrades; new concrete slabs; 9,500+/- sf of interior CMU walls; creating new entrances to existing masonry; adding structural steel for reinforcement; new 30 ton roof mounted air handling unit, ductwork, exhaust fans and refrigeration equipment.
Phase II consisted of renovating the current kitchen (approximately 6,500 sf) to convert it into the new home for the SPS (sterile processing) that was directly below this space on the 2nd floor. The demolition occurred once the new kitchen was operational and was very comprehensive. It required constructing several temporary barriers with infection controlled access points as well as constant HEPA filtration air scrubbing and negative differential pressurization. Utilities for this space were routed through the hospital as far away as four (4) floors below and required core-drilling and construction of new utility shafts on three (3) floors as well as well as modifying and extending existing exterior and roof mounted duct and piping systems.