MTX Contracts Ltd https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk Innovation in Construction Fri, 21 Aug 2020 13:02:18 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 114891628 Glenfield Hospital – Innovative Rooftop Ward Extension https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/glenfield-hospital-innovative-rooftop-ward-extension/ Thu, 20 Aug 2020 18:51:46 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7562 Innovative, Modern Methods of Construction pushed the boundaries of the construction industry at our rooftop ward project to Glenfield Hospital.

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Innovative, Modern Methods of Construction pushed the boundaries of the construction industry at our rooftop ward project to Glenfield Hospital.

The Requirements

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust had a requirement to develop their existing site to create a new 12 bed renal ward department, plus an extra 52 acute beds, at Glenfield Hospital. This work was integral to the Trust’s wider plans to develop the city’s hospitals.

The Solution

Spending time with the Trust’s stakeholders and understanding the site constraints, MTX established a bespoke, off -site solution sited on top of the current hospital and sandwiched between a university building, pathology department, mortuary and live wards underneath. This innovative method of construction ensured that the hospital got the vital new wards they needed, without taking up any further ground space. Using an 84m high crane, 120 modules were craned into place in just 14 days. This single storey solution delivered 3,700m² of new accommodation, comprising of a high quality 12 bed Renal Transplant Unit (RTU), Hepato Bilary Wards consisting of a 24 bed Emergency Admissions Unit (EAU) and a 28 bed Elective Care Unit (ECU), 3 main reception areas (one serving each ward), ancillary rooms and 2 rooftop plantrooms.

To facilitate access into the new rooftop wards, 2 state of the art passenger lifts were installed in an existing courtyard. An accommodation staircase was also installed with breakthroughs into each existing level. Each ward also has a dedicated escape staircase.

Glenfield Hospital Reception

Main Considerations

Available ground space was limited on this busy site, therefore options for the new wards to be constructed were restricted. The MTX Pre-Construction Team produced and presented a design for a revolutionary rooftop solution, which was fully accepted by the Trust.

Built on a roof directly above live wards and within a concealed courtyard, inaccessible through the hospital, an engineering excellence choice via off -site volumetric construction, was the only feasible method. As all encompassing facilities remained operational throughout the whole construction period, MTX had to ensure minimal disruption to the existing estate infrastructure. To facilitate this, a pre-cast lift shaft solution was built off-site and craned into place to reduce time and workforce on site and deliveries were restricted around peak traffic flow times.

The existing roof structure required steel transfer columns to support the new loads. A structural survey was completed and the MTX design team developed a robust, structural design to accept the new concrete transfer structure. Establishing the strongest point of the existing structural columns, whilst working within 5mm tolerances, this approach ensured the new concrete transfer structure landed exactly on the steel frame columns below to allow for the successful building installation.

What they said

“Available ground space was limited on this busy site, therefore options for the new wards to be constructed were restricted. The MTX Pre-Construction Team produced and presented a design for a revolutionary rooftop solution, which was fully accepted by the Trust.

Built on a roof directly above live wards and within a concealed courtyard, inaccessible through the hospital, an engineering excellence choice via off-site volumetric construction, was the only feasible method. As all encompassing facilities remained operational throughout the whole construction period, MTX had to ensure minimal disruption to the existing estate infrastructure. To facilitate this, a pre-cast lift shaft solution was built off-site and craned into place to reduce time and workforce on site and deliveries were restricted around peak traffic flow times.

The existing roof structure required steel transfer columns to support the new loads. A structural survey was completed and the MTX design team developed a robust, structural design to accept the new concrete transfer structure. Establishing the strongest point of the existing structural columns, whilst working within 5mm tolerances, this approach ensured the new concrete transfer structure landed exactly on the steel frame columns below to allow for the successful building installation”

Ryan Milbourne
Senior Capital Project Manager for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits MTX ward project at Hereford County Hospital https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/prime-minister-boris-johnson-visits-mtx-ward-project-at-hereford-county-hospital/ Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:00:13 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7507 MTX are proud to share the Prime Minister Boris Johnson visiting our site at Hereford County Hospital this week.

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MTX are proud to share the Prime Minister Boris Johnson visiting our site at Hereford County Hospital this week.

MTX are providing the Wye Valley NHS Trust with a total of 72 beds, split across 3 24 bed wards utilising Modern Methods of Construction.

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This prestigious project was one of the first 20 new hospital upgrades in the country, funded by Boris Johnson’s NHS Build Fund. The Prime Minister met with key members of the MTX project and site team, learning about various project details, including the Department of Health Repeatable Room designs that are being utilised. He even got involved with the construction activities and carried out some spray plastering in one of the soon to be wards.

Project Director David Peacock said; “Myself and the team thoroughly enjoyed the experience of showing the Prime Minister our current Hereford project and explaining our processes and plan to complete the works.”

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An Innovative Rooftop Extension to Fairfield General Hospital https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/an-innovative-rooftop-extension-to-fairfield-general-hospital/ Mon, 27 Jul 2020 17:02:28 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7494 MTX have been successful on the contract to provide Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust with a cutting edge rooftop extension to the Fairfield General Hospital site.

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MTX have been successful on the contract to provide Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust with a cutting edge rooftop extension to the Fairfield General Hospital site.

MTX will begin on site next month to deliver a single storey solution, providing an extra 1,200m² of much needed space.

The new facility will encompass necessary welfare accommodation, such as staff offices, interview rooms, staff rooms, changing rooms and toilets. The extension will be built on top of existing live wards, which will remain operational throughout the whole construction period. Completion is due late 2020.

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MTX make a speedy start onsite at Kent and Canterbury Hospital https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/mtx-make-a-speedy-start-onsite-at-kent-and-canterbury-hospital/ Mon, 04 May 2020 07:00:31 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7363 MTX have begun enabling works to provide East Kent Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust with a new theatre development at Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

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MTX have already begun enabling works and are currently working on the stage 4 design to provide East Kent Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust with a new state of the art theatre development at Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

MTX will deliver a new medical physics office block, the asbestos removal and full demolition of the existing office block and the construction of 4 orthopaedic operating theatres and refurbishment of a full day surgery department.

At present, MTX have installed the new medical physics office block and are continuing with the internal works. Completion of this phase is due in June this year and the whole scheme will be handed over in April 2021.

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MTX achieve Investors in People GOLD https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/mtx-achieve-investors-in-people-gold/ Tue, 28 Apr 2020 12:11:41 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7349 MTX are extremely proud to announce that we have achieved Investors in People GOLD!

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MTX are extremely proud to announce that we have achieved Investors in People GOLD!

Only 17% of accredited organisations achieve the Gold standard and this recognition is all the more meaningful during these current times.

David Hartley Managing Director of MTX said; “We take great pride in investing in the business to support the development of the team and the new gold recognition is testament to all of our ongoing efforts to embrace best practice.”

MTX have been in receipt of Investors in People since 2008 and it is immensely pleasing to have progressed through the Investors in People standard and accomplish Gold.

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Hall Analytical Laboratory Fitout https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/hall-analytical-laboratory-fitout/ Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:17:11 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7340 MTX were awarded the contract to provide scientific company Hall Analytical with a state-of-the-art laboratory in a pre-existing building.

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MTX were awarded the contract to provide scientific company Hall Analytical with a state-of-the-art laboratory in a pre-existing building.

The Requirements

Hall Analytical forms part of Crawford Scientific, the UK’s premier supplier of chromatography products. They offer bespoke, analytical services including mass spectrometry, elemental analysis and spectroscopy. Due to their continued growth, Hall Analytical had a requirement to expand their current services to a new site, located in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

Provision of further accommodation and laboratory facilities allows the end users to carry out more sample analysis, to meet demand of their growing business and client base.

The Solution

To assist with the design phase, MTX appointed architectural partners HPA and consulting engineers DSSR and together produced a bespoke, single storey, modern solution.

Commencing on site in September 2019, MTX provided the complete fitout of 8 laboratories, including a LC-MS (Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry) lab, GC-MS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry) labs, an inorganics lab, wet labs, vape testing labs and ancillary areas.

Collectively these laboratories enable the end users to test compositions of solids or liquids and identify compounds of samples, amongst other examination activities.

Construction works were completed to the highest standard, utilising ultra clean materials and finishes. This was to ensure full compliance was achieved, in relation to the testing of products and materials for the pharmaceutical industry.

Hall Analytical Lab

Main Considerations

Air quality was the main client request, due to the nature of works that take place inside the laboratories. When the end users test and check the chemical samples, they need to ensure that they can clearly and accurately identify what elements are present in the specimen. Poor air quality would interfere with this process and potentially hamper the results.

MTX completed the project in just 25 weeks, from initial site set up to the facility becoming completely operational.

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MTX commence on site at Hereford County Hospital https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/mtx-commence-on-site-at-hereford-county-hospital/ Thu, 16 Apr 2020 11:46:02 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7323 MTX have been appointed to provide Hereford County Hospital with a 3 storey modular building with top floor plantroom, to provide a 72 new beds within three 24 bed wards.

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MTX have been appointed to provide Hereford County Hospital with a 3 storey modular building with top floor plantroom, to provide a 72 new beds within three 24 bed wards.

The new facility, which will open early 2021, will link into the existing hospital at ground floor. It will house multi-function bed bays alongside single bed accommodation and ancillary areas.

Site establishment has been achieved and the groundworks have commenced alongside the installation of the main drain runs for the scheme.

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MTX win ward project at The Hillingdon Hospital https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/mtx-win-ward-project-at-the-hillingdon-hospital/ Thu, 09 Apr 2020 13:41:00 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7305 MTX have begun onsite works to provide The Hillingdon Hospital with a 28 bed decant ward.

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MTX have begun onsite works to provide The Hillingdon Hospital with a 28 bed decant ward.

Working directly for The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, MTX will deliver a single storey 900m² solution to house; 6no 4 bed wards, 4 HDU single bedrooms, nurse base, offices, interview room and clinical stores.

The new facility will be located adjacent to the two storey Nightingale centre that houses the endoscopy department and the Acute Medical Unit. MTX will provide a direct link between the two buildings and the rest of the site.

The MTX Site Team have completed the foundations, drainage and site preparations, ready for the building installation to commence at the end of this month. The project is due for completion in July 2020.

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Luton & Dunstable University Hospital Twin Theatres https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/luton-dunstable-university-hospital-twin-theatres/ Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:10:44 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7293 Following a competitive tender, MTX were awarded a multi-million pound scheme to deliver a twin operating theatre and eye clinic to Luton & Dunstable University Hospital.

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Following a competitive tender, MTX were awarded a multi-million pound scheme to deliver a twin operating theatre and eye clinic to Luton & Dunstable University Hospital.

The Requirements

The Trust had a requirement for additional theatre capacity in order to cater for a larger patient intake. The project formed part of the Trust’s broader construction plans for further development at the hospital.

The Solution

The project was completed over various phases, including demolition and enabling package, temporary eye day surgical unit (EDSU) and the construction of the new twin ultra clean canopy theatre complex.

For the operating theatres MTX worked alongside architectural partners IBI Group and M&E Consulting Engineers DSSR, to design and construct a bespoke facility that provided 2 additional storeys of accommodation, directly adjacent to the existing hospital street. A new connection was also constructed to link the new to existing. This also ensured that the new theatre facility operates in full co-ordination with the adjacent building.

The ground floor of the new facility comprises the twin theatres, scrub, anaesthetic, 24 bed recovery, consulting rooms, changing area and central reception with waiting area. The M&E services included, to name a few, 3no AHU’s providing ventilation to the separate departments, ceiling mounted radiant panels, medical gases, smoke fire dampers, LED lighting, nurse call system and video intercom. The first floor houses the dedicated plant room.

The state-of-the-art bespoke theatre facility features an appealing curtain glazed entrance with timber cladding and has provided the Trust with 1450m² of new accommodation.

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital Ward

Main Considerations

Working in a live hospital environment alongside 3rd party contractors meant that key co-ordination and communication was essential, in order to carry out various works such as logistics, Health & Safety and infrastructure works.

Furthermore, works involved connecting the new theatres into the existing live department via linkway breakthroughs.

Forward planning and consideration were vital between MTX, the Trust and the 3rd party contractors to ensure disruption to the ongoing hospital activities was kept to a minimum.

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Works begin on a new MTX development at Leicester Royal Infirmary https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/works-begin-on-a-new-mtx-development-at-leicester-royal-infirmary/ Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:23:03 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=7256 In late 2019 MTX were awarded the contract to construct new facilities for the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

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In late 2019 MTX were awarded the contract to construct new facilities for the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The new development will comprise of 2 storeys and MTX will also construct a link corridor at each level to integrate with the existing facility. The new build will encompass an operating theatre, cath lab, recovery suites and ancillary areas, as well as outpatient and diagnostic facilities. Externally it will be finished with a brick faced façade, which matches part of the hospital’s existing exterior.

Groundworks are currently progressing well onsite and once completed, a steel transfer deck will be installed to accommodate the new building. Project handover is due to be accomplished late 2020.

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