In August 2014 MTX were awarded a turnkey contract to complete a 28 bed modular ward at New Cross Hospital for the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust. The project was completed within an 18 week period from receipt of order to practical completion.
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust required a new modular single storey 28 bed medical ward to be complete and operational by December 2014 to provide additional bed spaces and accommodation which is linked in to the existing hospital structure.
Ground works for the new facility commenced on site at The Royal Wolverhampton on 1st September 2014. During this time the pre-fabricated building modules started in production through our quality controlled manufacturing process along with the completion of the M&E design process.
The ground works were completed using a traditional mass fill pad solution and on a jack pad mat foundation to accommodate the site conditions and existing service locations.
The complete building which comprised of 24 modules was delivered and installed in position within a 40 hour period with around the clock working. This was to ensure that the hospitals departments, roads and surrounding areas were not affected in anyway.
The new facility consisted of a 28 bed unit, 6no four bed wards with en-suite shower rooms and 4no single bed rooms along with associated accommodation and a staff reception within the main corridor. A new linkway was formed to connect the new modular facility to the existing building. The facility is equipped to meet the DDA requirements in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
As part of the M&E installation a new GPR enclosure was installed providing accommodation for new pump sets and plate heat exchangers. An external AHU was also provided which was located adjacent to the GRP within a steel fenced compound.
Internally the scheme was specified and finished to a high standard, with pre finished works installed within our factory.
IPS panels were installed to house all sanitary ware with shower areas being fully vinyled to provide a seamless wet room area.
Stainless steel furniture was also installed to a very high standard with a bespoke kitchen pantry installed to meet the exact end user requirements.
Externally the new modular building has been finished with a Plastisol cladding system. A top performing coated steel sheet system ideally suited to UK condition, providing a clean and easily maintainable modern finish.
One of the main challenges in the delivery of the project was the restricted access to the site and the nature of the surrounding buildings. The site was located adjacent to sensitive ward areas including the maternity department. Access roads around the site were in constant use and by emergency vehicles and had to be kept clear at all times. Traffic management throughout the hospital site was therefore of primary importance. A full delivery/ vehicle strategy was devised. The site team had to be closely monitored and co-ordinated to ensure that existing service users were not affected by the works.
Durability was a main requirement for the Trust and end users and this was achieved by providing pre finished steel coated walls, sheet wall protection, high standard solid core door sets with hard wood frames and edge guards along stainless steel furniture.
Notwithstanding the challenges and constraints the site posed, the project was successfully completed within budget and in an overall programme period of 18 weeks from receipt of order.