Carillion Plc. – Southmead Hospital Redevelopment – Zone Manager

Carillion
Carillion Plc. is a leading UK integrated support services company with a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and extensive construction capabilities. They were appointed to carry out a major redevelopment of Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

The Southmead Hospital site had a single entrance and exit gate onto a busy road.  Vehicles arriving on site passed this gate and are authorised to enter by a gate operator. For part of the project there is secondary gate for Clinical deliveries at another point further along the entry road. The site was logically split into 6 areas WA-WF.  Authorised vehicles are directed to one of these areas and vehicles leaving site have to pass the main gate.

Deliveries onto the site needed to be managed carefully. The Logistics Business’ Delivery Management Software Zone Manager was chosen as it provided an excellent way of ensuring that deliveries arrived on site when expected and that there would be space on site to accommodate them.  This meant that the risk of waiting vehicles blocking traffic or inconveniencing the residential area is kept to a minimum.  Zone Managers’ flexibility in being able to add and change Zones and gates meant the system could be readily reconfigured as the project progressed.

Contractors are managed carefully by the Zone Manager system. Where a contractor can be relied on to book the correct time and location they are allowed to directly make their own bookings.  The administrator can check the diary occasionally to ensure this continues to be the case.  Contractors that only come on site occasionally or who have a record of being unreliable are only allowed to request booking slots.  These must be authorised before the contractor is allowed on site.

The Zone Manager hosted SaaS approach meant that it was possible to rapidly implement a system which had little impact on the existing IT infrastructure. It is often difficult to implement publicly available web sites within the security constraints of IT systems but the hosted option meant that there would be no concerns in this respect.