MTX Contracts Ltd https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk Innovation in Construction Fri, 29 Nov 2019 11:34:28 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.1 114891628 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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MTX win local Laboratory fit out contract for Hall Analytical https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/mtx-win-local-laboratory-fit-out-contract-for-hall-analytical/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 10:40:21 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=6804 MTX have successfully won the contract to provide scientific company Hall Analytical with a state of the art laboratory fit out.

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MTX have successfully won the contract to provide scientific company Hall Analytical with a state of the art laboratory fit out.

Hall Analytical have a requirement to expand their current services to a new site located in Altrincham, Cheshire. MTX will provide the complete fit out of 8 laboratories, including a LC-MS lab, GC-MS labs, an inorganics lab, wet labs and vape testing labs plus ancillary areas. These laboratories will be constructed to the highest standard to ensure full compliance is achieved in relation to the testing of products and materials for the pharmaceutical industry that will take place inside.

MTX have appointed architectural partners HPA and consulting engineers DSSR to assist with the design phase which is currently still being finalised. Fit out works will begin in the next couple of months and a completion date is set for late 2019.

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Royal Sussex and County Hospital Modular Trust Headquarters https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/royal-sussex-and-county-hospital-modular-trust-headquarters/ Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:29:48 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=6775 Working under Galliford Try Building Southern, MTX were appointed to design and construct a modular building to be used as Trust Headquarters at Royal Sussex and County Hospital.

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Working under Galliford Try Building Southern, MTX were appointed to design and construct a modular building to be used as Trust Headquarters at Royal Sussex and County Hospital.

The Requirements

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust had a requirement for a completely new facility to relocate the existing Administration Departments, creating a Clinical Administration Building. However after further personnel location planning, the Trust made the decision to use the facility as a new Trust Headquarters.

The Solution

Working in conjunction with architectural partners IBI Group and structural Engineers Alan Wood & Partners, MTX designed a fit for purpose 3 storey modular standalone building with a modern and aesthetically pleasing exterior. The facility also includes a ‘green roof’. This grass feature boasts a wealth of environmental benefits, including improved storm water management, increased longevity of roofing membrane and enhanced energy conservation.

Internally, the new facility houses staff offices, toilets, meeting areas and staff break rooms. The basement incorporates a seminar room, bike storage area and plantroom. A separate security office was also constructed, connecting to the main building via link way.

Main Considerations

The new modular building was constructed on the main hospital site in extremely close proximity to the A&E Department. Due to the 24 hour nature of A&E, MTX had to ensure that a careful and considerate logistics plan was produced to ensure that the roads were never blocked and allowed for the continuous flow of ambulances serving the existing A&E.

In addition to the adjacent A&E Department, the site compound was also right opposite public dwellings and therefore noise levels and site disruptions had to be kept to a minimum in order to comply with local planning guidelines surrounding noise and nuisances. In order to overcome this matter, the residents in the neighbouring area were all appropriately informed of the project before works took place and the lifting and installation phase was completed in daytime hours.

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MTX Achieve BIM Level 2 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/mtx-achieve-bim-level-2/ Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:12:33 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=6772 We are extremely pleased to announce that we have achieved Tier 1 British Standards Institute (BSI) Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 Business/Certification following a 12 month verification process.

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We are extremely pleased to announce that we have achieved Tier 1 British Standards Institute (BSI) Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 Business/Certification following a 12 month verification process. The award is in respect of PAS 1192-2:2013 Information Management for the Capital Delivery Phase of Construction Projects using Building Information Modelling.

The Tier 1 Contractor Award includes design, project and construction management of traditional and off-site modular healthcare and education buildings complying with BIM Level 2 in accordance with PAS 1192-2:2013, BS 1192:2007 and BS 1192-4:2014.

The award comes as we continue to deliver an increasing number of projects using digital technologies and with established processes and procedures in place, the certification is a significant leap in our ability to deliver BIM projects.

In line with the government’s 2025 construction strategy and the intention to build on the mandate for all central government departments to be delivered in BIM, the award positions MTX as a partner of choice for healthcare and education projects for the public sector.

The value of BIM and digital construction is endless with the opportunity to achieve significant improvements in cost, programme and safety. The value is achieved by collaboration, further enhancing the RIBA plan of work process ensuring all parties are aligned to a common goal ensuring a delivery that has been previously modelled and ratified.

David Hartley, Managing Director, MTX Contracts Ltd added;

“Our latest certification is a huge credit to the team who have been involved in its implementation from conception and this accomplishment demonstrates our capability in the delivery of BIM and digital technologies in our construction projects. For the entire team at MTX, this is not just a tick in the box but a directive across all projects to ensure that we deliver a seamless product, cost effectively, delivering programme accuracy and improving safety. Our approach has always been innovative and this accreditation cements our digital proposition with the BSI approval of our system of work.”

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Guy’s Hospital Modular Orthopaedic Theatre https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/guys-hospital-modular-orthopaedic-theatre/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 16:30:30 +0000 https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/?p=6760 MTX were awarded the contract to design and construct a new modular orthopaedic operating theatre for Guy’s Hospital in central London.

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MTX were awarded the contract to design and construct a new modular orthopaedic operating theatre for Guy’s Hospital in central London.

The Requirements

On behalf of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Johnson & Johnson had sights for a new modular orthopaedic operating theatre to be constructed on the Guy’s Hospital site. This would relieve some of the pressure off the hospital’s existing theatre department.

The Solution

The MTX team worked closely with Johnson & Johnson to produce a design for a 2 storey extension, providing 850m² of space across both floors.

Works commenced with the break through into the existing theatre department corridor, adjacent at level 1. This created a fluid passage between the two theatre departments, without the need for stairs or a lift. The new modular facility is built onto a transfer deck in an existing vacant courtyard.

Level 1 comprises the orthopaedic theatre suite with dedicated scrub and anaesthetic, 4 bed recovery, prep room, nurse base, clean and dirty utility and ancillary rooms. Level 2 houses the theatre plantroom. The modular lift took place in October 2018 and all 18 modules were installed over one weekend.

Externally, the building is finished in grey plastisol, which has insulation and noise reduction benefits. Internally, the scheme is clean and minimalist with white walls and grey door sets throughout. Ployflor flooring is utilised and the theatre suite benefits from a fully concrete floor to ensure response factor compliance is achieved.

Guy's Hospital Exterior

Main Considerations

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. Therefore, MTX hired 2 onsite teams to rotate continuous 12 hour shifts to oversee the whole installation period. A road closure was put in place from 8pm on Friday 12thOctober, through to 8am on Monday 15thOctober. This meant the teams had to work to an immovable deadline to ensure all modules were safely installed before the roads were reopened. MTX successfully achieved the lifting process without issues or delays.

What they said

“In partnership with J&JMS, MTX have delivered an exceptional building which provides GSTT with additional surgical and recovery capacity. Despite the constant challenges associated with delivering a build project within one of the business parts of central London, MTX delivered the theatre complex on time and under budget.

With the new theatre connecting into a live operational area, MTX’s collaborative approach enabled the project to be completed with no clinical incidents, ensuring continuity of care throughout the process.”

Adam Davies
Operations Manager for Johnson & Johnson

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