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Successful building installation at Aintree Hospital

By October 23, 2012May 21st, 2020Healthcare, News

On Sunday 21st October 2012 MTX successfully installed a new seminar suite building at Aintree Hospital, Liverpool.

The scheme has been developed with BAM Construction who appointed MTX in August 2012.

The new building comprised of just four modules, however the site itself presented more than enough challenges to facilitate the lift. Prior to the installation, works got underway to modify the existing building where the new seminar suite would sit, this included removing a parapet wall, installing supporting pad stones and removing 9 tonnes of paving flags from the roof areas. The ground conditions and the space available for the crane were extremely tight and planning needed to be millimeter perfect to ensure a precise fit, not just for the crane but for the transport of the modules to the lift position. The ground area available was not ideal with many services running beneath the location where the 90 tonne crane would sit. Therefore this area was also prepared using specialist matting to distribute the imposed loads into the ground at much lower levels.

Despite all of the challenges this particular lift presented, the installation was completed in just one day and the scheme is on track to be completed on programme by 19th November 2012.

Commenting on the lift, Project Manager for MTX Steve Hartley said “On the day of the installation there was a huge amount of effective coordination between the various parties involved which ensured the works were carried out safely and on schedule”.