More than 1,000sq m of new accommodation has been created at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Offsite construction specialist, MTX, has delivered an operating theatre, catheter lab, recovery suites, outpatients and diagnostics facilities, all ancillary services, and a dedicated plant room using a modular approach.
The theatre and catheter lab were constructed on the first floor from a modular-framed traditional cast in-situ concrete floor.
This steel structure was upgraded to minimise vibration while the floor and ceiling-mounted c-arms are operational.
The design of the facility included an IPS/UPS which served the theatre, recovery beds, and catheter lab and was interfaced to back up the Phillips imaging equipment in the event of a power cut.
The IPS circuits in the rooms are interlaced to provide N+1 resilience. And the UPS was designed to provide one-hour autonomy in the event of normal supply being lost.
A full suite of medical gases, including oxygen, nitrous oxide, medical air, surgical air, medical vacuum, and AGSS, was also provided in a series of retractable and articulated pendants in both rooms.
They were carefully co-ordinated with both floor and ceiling-mounted c-arms in the catheter lab, to ensure the room was functional as both a catheter lab and operating theatre.
Independent simplex AGSS pumps were provided to each theatre and a spare pump was installed for back up.
The bespoke modular building links directly into the existing hospital.