In November 2014, working under BAM Construction Limited, MTX completed the installation of a new modular seminar suite for Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Since its installation, MTX is delighted to have received BAM’s North West Subcontractor ‘Innovation Award’ in recognition of innovation brought to projects in 2014.
Aintree University Hospital Trust enjoys an international reputation as a centre of excellence for multidisciplinary Research and Development and in 2014 they established a requirement to extend their existing seminar facilities to cater for increasing demand on services. In August 2014 MTX were awarded the contract to design and install a new state of the art modular seminar suite to be positioned on top of an existing 2-storey building situated snugly within the main hospital campus.
Whilst off-site construction, installation and fit out of the new modular seminar suite took place at MTX’s quality controlled manufacturing facility, MTX prepared the existing structure in readiness for accommodating the new modular building which included the removal of the existing parapet wall, tonnes of paving slabs, sections of the roof insulation/decking and temporary weatherproofing of the roof area.
The position and location of the site itself presented many challenges when planning the delivery and cranage of the 4 large prefabricated building modules that comprised the new seminar suite. The ground conditions and the space available for the crane was extremely tight and planning needed to be millimetre perfect to ensure a precise fit, not just for the crane but for the transport of the modules to the lift position. The ground area available was not ideal with many M&E services running beneath the location where the 90 tonne crane would sit. Therefore this area was also prepared using specialist matting to distribute the imposed loads into the ground at much lower levels.
Despite all of the challenges and constraints the site posed, delivery of the modules took place over just one day and the scheme was completed on programme and within budget by 19th November 2014.