MTX Contracts Ltd https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk Innovation in Construction Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:32:56 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 114891628 MTX deliver NICU project to Birmingham City Hospital https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/mtx-deliver-nicu-project-to-birmingham-city-hospital/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:32:56 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7107 MTX have delivered a new NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and refurbished SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit) and HDU (High Dependency Unit) to Birmingham City Hospital.

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MTX have delivered a new NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and refurbished SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit) and HDU (High Dependency Unit) to Birmingham City Hospital.

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust had a requirement to refurbish and extend their current neonatal department to expand capacity which would allow them to treat more pre-term babies.

Offsite Healthcare Construction Solution

Working with architectural partners RPS and combined consulting engineers RPS and DSSR, MTX provided a 180m² single storey offsite extension to house a 6 cot NICU, nurse base, quiet room and staff office. The scheme included new dedicated external plant and connects into the existing via 2 new links.

Hospital Refurbishment Solution

In addition to providing the new offsite facility, MTX also refurbished the hospital’s current SCBU 1 & 2, HDU and supporting ancillary areas.

NICU prep room

Bespoke Healthcare Construction

MTX commenced with the offsite phase of the project first. The current SCBU and HDU remained live and operational throughout the groundworks and building install. Due to the sensitive nature of the facility, noise control was extremely important. MTX utilised acoustic barriers against the windows and ensured acoustic control around machinery was in place at all times.

As well as the acoustic measures being taken externally, the internal noise levels were also monitored throughout the groundworks process to ensure levels were kept to a minimum and within the required standard. A daily quiet period was also introduced.

Once the building landed, the existing SCBU and HDU were temporarily relocated to a suitable ward so the refurbishment works could begin in parallel to the fit out of the new NICU. The project was completed in just 20 weeks and handed over in December 2019.

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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital ward development progressing well https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/norfolk-norwich-university-hospital-ward-development-progressing-well/ Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:59:41 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7101 Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital had a requirement to extend their current services.

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital had a requirement to extend their current services.

MTX have commenced on site to deliver a new three-storey ward block with the first two floors housing an Acute Medical Unit and Acute Stroke Unit.

MTX have provided an off-site solution complete with plant room situated on the 4th floor, connecting into the existing wards via link corridors. The new facility will match the existing, utilising curtain walling and brick slip.

Groundworks have been completed which included piling and over 145 ground beams. Currently the MTX site team are finishing the lift shaft base and installing the crane mat to allow for building delivery, scheduled for the end of this month. In conjunction with this, offsite works are also progressing with 70% complete already. Handover is due early 2020.

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MTX begin construction works at Oaklands Hospital, Salford https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/mtx-begin-construction-works-at-oaklands-hospital-salford/ Fri, 20 Dec 2019 14:49:18 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7085 Oaklands Hospital, part of Ramsay Health Care, is a private healthcare provider located in Salford, Greater Manchester. MTX have been appointed to deliver a new ward extension to the hospital.

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Oaklands Hospital, part of Ramsay Health Care, is a private healthcare provider located in Salford, Greater Manchester. MTX have been appointed to deliver a new ward extension to the hospital.

The new facility will comprise of 2 storeys. Built on a steel transfer structure to accommodate existing levels, the new extension will allow access for patients at all levels. The first floor will consist of offices, pre-assessment rooms, meeting rooms and male and female change. The second floor will house the ward; made up of 8 spacious single bed rooms with en-suites.

The new extension has been designed to match the existing external appearance of the hospital which will include both traditional and brick slip brickwork finishes.

Design freeze has been achieved and MTX have commenced with the piled groundwork solution to allow transfer structure installation on site early January 2020, ready to accept the building in February 2020. Practical completion is due end of March 2020.

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Royal Bolton Hospital A&E Extension https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/royal-bolton-hospital-ae-extension/ Tue, 17 Dec 2019 10:13:14 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7068 Due to the ever increasing demands on hospital A&E departments, MTX continue to see a big interest in fast-track A&E extensions.

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Due to the ever increasing demands on hospital A&E departments, MTX continue to see a big interest in fast-track A&E extensions.

The Requirements

Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust had an urgent requirement for an extension to their current A&E department. MTX produced the works on behalf of John Turners contractors.

The Solution

MTX produced a design for a single storey modular building which abutted up to the front of the existing A&E department. Works began with the production of 7no volumetric modules which were quickly progressed through one of our quality controlled factories. Once delivered to site, the modules were installed in just 1 day.

The new facility comprises of 7 minor treatment rooms, waiting area, reception desk, staff offices and toilets. Internally it has been finished to the highest standard and utilises the latest in healthcare technology and equipment.

The external rooftop, which is the location for the plant, is screened by a functional brie solei louvres which also enhances the architectural appearance of the building.

Royal Bolton Hospital Reception

Main Considerations

Due to the increasing demand on the current A&E department, the Trust required the extension to be completed in the quickest time possible. To accomplish this demanding programme, MTX fast-tracked the works. To ensure the finishes were completed as quickly as possible, MTX installed brick slips for the external elevational treatment.

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MTX win at this year’s Building Better Healthcare Awards https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/mtx-win-at-this-years-building-better-healthcare-awards/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:12:46 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7002 MTX are pleased to announce that we have won the Building Better Healthcare Award for Best Modular/Mobile Healthcare Facility for our orthopaedic operating theatre, delivered to Guy’s Hospital London.

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MTX are pleased to announce that we have won the Building Better Healthcare Award for Best Modular/Mobile Healthcare Facility for our orthopaedic operating theatre, delivered to Guy’s Hospital London.

Modular operating theatre

Working collaboratively with Johnson & Johnson Managed Service, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, early engagement allowed us to demonstrate value, safety, speed and efficiency benefits for a hybrid modular based approach to the new theatre suite.

Through use of BIM visualisations and closely engaging with the stakeholders, including patients, staff and FM team, a fit for purpose and functional modular design was developed.

The offsite pre-fabricated units provided 850m² of new space over 2 storeys, with seamless access into the existing hospital at theatre suite level, blending current department activity and new operating facilities across different buildings and functions. Due to the offsite factor, the onsite activities were minimised which significantly reduced disruption to the hospital. This in turn decreased onsite trades, vehicle movements and waste, subsequently lessening the impact our activities have on the environment.

Innovative construction

Due to the busy and congested streets of London and the 24 hour nature of the hospital, the modular lift had to take place out of normal working hours. This was programmed over a single weekend and the entire building was installed through a 48 hour continuous shift, minimising impact on operations and neighbours as well as reducing risks and accelerating programme.

Construction awards

The Building Better Healthcare judges spoke highly of the entry, paying particular praise to the time sensitive element of the delivery.

They said; ‘4.5 million people are on NHS waiting lists and there is not a hope of dealing with them as we do not have enough anaesthetists or capacity so something like this can help address that and is a very exciting thing. It was a challenging site and they got it done very quickly. This meets a very real demand for sure.’

Guy’s Hospital Modular Orthopaedic Theatre Case Study

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MTX reach the final stages of Building Better Healthcare Awards https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/mtx-reach-the-final-stages-of-building-better-healthcare-awards/ Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:56:08 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=6966 MTX are pleased to announce that we have reached the final stages of Building Better Healthcare Awards.

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MTX are pleased to announce that we have reached the final stages of Building Better Healthcare Awards.

Modular Construction Awards

Taking place on 30th October, Building Better Healthcare Awards focuses on innovation, architecture, people, products and services that are helping to transform patient care.

The Building Better Healthcare awards ceremony is amongst the most prestigious and respected events in the industry and MTX are proud to be a part of this year’s line-up.

The ceremony is attended by professionals who are consistently raising the bar across the healthcare industry sector. Members of the experienced MTX team will be exhibiting before the awards ceremony begins and we would welcome any discussion regarding volumetric construction, the future of BIM and how was can help you achieve your next healthcare construction project.

We look forward to meeting you in London on 30th October.

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Meet MTX at Modular Matters this October https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/meet-mtx-at-modular-matters-this-october/ Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:25:48 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=6956 MTX will be exhibiting at this year’s Modular Matters in Birmingham’s National Conference Centre.

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MTX will be exhibiting at this year’s Modular Matters in Birmingham’s National Conference Centre.

Modular Construction Exhibition

Taking place on 22nd October Modular Matters, in partnership with the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA), focuses on the latest developments and innovations in the offsite construction sector.

Modular and Offsite Solutions

Members of the experienced MTX team will be available to speak with industry professionals and discuss volumetric construction, the future of BIM and how was can help you achieve your next construction project.

Come and find us at stand 22.

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Manchester Royal Infirmary MRI Scanner Suite https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/manchester-royal-infirmary-mri-scanner-suite-2/ Fri, 04 Oct 2019 20:13:55 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=6942 Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust had a requirement for an additional scanner suite for research that included cardiac based study.

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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust had a requirement for an additional scanner suite for research that included cardiac based study.

The Requirements

Following MTX’s successful delivery and installation of the PET-MR scanner suite in October 2016, Manchester Royal Infirmary established a requirement for another scanner facility and thus appointed MTX to carry out the works once more.

The addition of a new scanner would allow the hospital to cater for a larger patient intake and help minimise scan wait times.

The Solution

MTX produced a 2 storey scanner suite which was designed by AFL Architects. The ground floor houses the scanner room, with Siemens scanner and RF Cage, control room, waiting area, offices and technical store. The first floor is dedicated to the scanner’s plantroom.

The new facility is an extension to the hospital’s current MRI department and connects into the existing via link bridge, which comprises of glazed curtain wall panels.

The 130m² building is fully compliant and was constructed using a traditional foundation type. It utilises a lightweight steel frame offsite building system and is clad in traditional brickwork.

Specialist tests are carried out on the RF Cage to ensure it is working as the protective shield against the magnetic frequency caused by the MRI scanner. It is vital that these tests are carried out before the facility becomes operational as low-frequency magnetic fields can induce circulating currents within the human body and therefore could affect members of the public in the neighbouring corridor and department.

MRI scanner

Main Considerations

As the new facility connects into a live department, one of the main considerations was interface with hospital staff and patients. As a result of strong communication throughout the project, MTX were able to plan ahead segregation of the corridor for key developments during the construction period, such as delivery and testing of the scanner.

In addition to this, the site was also in close proximity to the main road and therefore encounters with the general public was a safety risk.

Through careful logistical planning, MTX were able to erect safety barriers around the site compound and schedule road closures for the delivery of the scanner and any large materials. MTX also employed traffic marshals to help safely guide the traffic during these road closures.

The delivery of the MRI scanner, which was dry weather permitting, was successfully installed at the beginning of September and is set to go live in the Autumn.

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MTX to exhibit innovative construction methods at Healthcare Estates 2019 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/mtx-to-exhibit-innovative-construction-methods-at-healthcare-estates-2019/ Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:21:55 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=6891 MTX are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year’s Healthcare Estates in Manchester Central this October.

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MTX are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year’s Healthcare Estates in Manchester Central this October.

MTX Construction and Engineering

MTX are a privately owned SME construction and engineering company, founded on 40 years of experience. We have been successful on 4 government frameworks, including the prestigious NHS Shared Business Services Modular Buildings framework.

Modular and Offsite Solutions

Our turnkey construction solution embraces the design for manufacture (DFMA) process. We apply the most modern offsite industry techniques, utilising a variety of construction solutions from Light Steel Frame (LSF) to SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels). We are fully BIM competent, allowing your project to utilise the maximum potential in digital design.

Members of our experienced Pre-Construction and Project Teams will be on hand across the 2 day event to meet with healthcare providers and would welcome any discussions on how we can help you accomplish your next project to the highest professional standard.

In addition to exhibiting at the event, we will also be hosting our famous annual drinks reception. If you are interested in attending, please get in touch.

Current Healthcare Construction Projects

MTX have recently delivered a state of the art Orthopaedic Operating Theatre to the iconic Guy’s Hospital in central London. In addition, we have also begun construction on 2 multi million pound ward schemes at Glenfield Hospital Leicester and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Our team will be available to discuss all of our recent and current projects and share with you our innovative solutions, main considerations and lessons learnt.

Come and find us at stand C28.

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MTX win contract to provide Birmingham City Hospital with a modular NICU https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/mtx-win-contract-to-provide-birmingham-city-hospital-with-a-modular-nicu/ Mon, 29 Jul 2019 17:56:11 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=6839 Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust has a requirement to refurbish and extend their current neonatal department to expand capacity which will allow the organisation to treat more pre-term babies.

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Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust has a requirement to refurbish and extend their current neonatal department to expand capacity which will allow the organisation to treat more pre-term babies.

Working with architectural partners RPS and combined consulting engineers RPS and DSSR, MTX will provide a 180m² single storey modular extension to house a 6 cot NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), nurse base, quiet room and staff office. The scheme will include new dedicated external plant and will connect into the existing via 2 new links.

In addition to providing the new modular facility, MTX will also refurbish the hospital’s current SCBU 1 & 2 (Special Care Baby Unit), HDU (High Dependency Unit) and supporting ancillary areas.

Works are due to start later on this month, with the modular phase of the project scheduled to begin first. The current SCBU and HDU will remain live and operational throughout the groundworks and modular install. Due to the sensitive nature of the facility, noise control is extremely important. MTX will utilise acoustic barriers against the windows and ensure acoustic control around machinery is in place at all times. As well as the acoustic measures being taken externally, the internal noise levels will be monitored throughout the groundworks process to ensure levels are kept to a minimum and within the required standards. A quiet period will also be adhered to on a daily basis with MTX site management liaising closely with the SCBU end users.

Once all the modules are in place, the SCBU and HDU will be temporarily relocated to a suitable ward area so the refurbishment works can begin alongside the fit out of the new NICU. The project is due to be completed in December 2019.

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