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Below are recent news items about MTX, industry stories and information, along with our the latest from our company Twitter feed.  

Recent News

MTX staff to trek/cycle/kayak 100 miles and raise £7,500 for The Prince’s Trust.

By News

Staff at MTX will be training hard this summer to prepare for a gruelling coast to coast challenge to cross 100 miles of various terrains from West Somerset to South Devon, over just 2.5 days and travelling entirely powered by their own energy.

Between 17-19 September 2010, 12 MTX team members will be giving it their all to compete in the 100 mile challenge which will take them across the rugged north west coast of Somerset, the wild scenic landscapes of Exmoor, the rolling farmland alongside the River Exe and sweeping South Devon beeches, with the aim to raising approx £7,500 for The Prince’s Trust and getting the best time possible.



17th September – Wild trekking day
Team Hill Race – 13miles
Navigation Hike – 14miles
18th September – Wild Orienteering Triathlon
Kayak Orienteering challenge – 9 miles
Trek Orienteering challenge – 10 miles
Bike Orienteering challenge – 29 miles
19th September – Wild and Urban Bike challenge
Bike challenge – 26 miles
Swim to finish

Please visit our fundraising page to show your support by sponsoring us.

JOB WIN: Scott Clinic

By Commercial, Healthcare, News

Design and Build contract for Mersey Care NHS Trust

MTX are delighted to have been awarded the £800,000 design and build contract to construct a new two storey modular office block for Scott Clinic, part of the Mersey Care NHS Trust.

Awarded on 5th August and with a scheduled start date of 27th September, MTX have been contracted to deliver a full turn key package, which includes mechanical and electrical services, by January 2011.

As part of the contract, MTX will also deliver a new temporary car park providing an additional 28 parking spaces, relocate an oil tank enclosure and provide a new generator fuel tank along with all the associated external works and services. In addition to this, MTX are also installing a new entrance for the facility and new pedestrian pathway which will provide access to and from the new car park area.

This new office block is being built as a step down facility to accommodate projected increases in capacity to the current Scott Clinic and should help with plans for refurbishment work at the hospital in the future.

Job Win: Operating Theatre upgrade for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

By News

MTX are delighted to have been awarded the contract to refurbish Theatre 3 at North Tyneside General Hospital. The project, which is due to start Monday 5th July, is expected to be completed over a swift 2 month programme with an expected completion date of 28th August 2010.

The current theatre, which was built approximately thirty years ago, is in desperate need of full modernisation and will be totally refurbished and updated to include a new ultra clean canopy, IPS and UPS.

£4 million Modular Theatre Complex ‘under way’ at Leicester General Hospital.

By News

After successfully being awarded the £4 million design and build contract to construct a new Modular Operating Theatre Complex for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, MTX are now well underway with the project after completing the groundworks and craning the 35 prefabricated building modules in position.

MTX has already completed a number of smaller building contracts at Leicester General Hospital and on winning this most recent contract MTX Commercial Director, David Hartley, comments “We are delighted to be working with the University Hospitals of Leicester again and are pleased to be demonstrating the latest product advancements in our Modular Construction techniques within this scheme”.

As one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals in the United Kingdom, University Hospitals of Leicester provides high quality specialist care including cardiovascular, cancer, fertility, orthopaedic and renal services to patients across the country. Planned for completion in autumn 2010, the new theatre complex will provide the hospital with a suite of 4 new laminar flow operating theatres and a pre-operative assessment facility. The Trust project manager, Ian Currie comments “The delivery of the new facilities is an important part of Trust strategy and will help us to meet the current and future demand for elective orthopaedic surgical activity.”

Job Win: MTX to install two Temporary Operating Theatres at the Countess of Chester Hospital

By News

MTX were recently awarded the contract to supply and install two temporary operating theatres for the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust; a 580 bed, single site General Hospital located on the outskirts of Chester providing a range of medical services to more than 425,000 patients per year from an area covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

Our client, who originally looked at hiring the twin theatres in order to quickly meet their requirements, approached MTX earlier this year to discuss the feasibility of the project and various options. They subsequently decided that purchasing the twin theatre unit from MTX and then selling them on at a later date for a substantial value would be the most cost effective solution.

Among many of their achievements, the Countess of Chester Hospital is proud to have treated 18,000 (4.4%) more patients compared to the previous year and they aim to continue to reduce waiting times for both English and Welsh residents with the installation of these two new Operating Theatres.

The new MTX Temporary Twin Operating Theatre, which will be situated on an existing car park, will be linked into the hospital building via a link way which will run across an embankment into the existing first floor hospital corridor.

The project is due to start on site in the next couple of weeks, with works to be carried out over a speedy 18 week program, with an expected completion date of 21st October 2010.