Two-storey modular building provides additional accommodation at Leicester Royal Infirmary

MTX delivers new operating theatre, catheter lab, recovery suites and outpatient and diagnostic facilities

MTX has delivered new facilities as part of an expansion project at Leicester Royal Infirmary

More than 1,000sq m of new accommodation has been created at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Offsite construction specialist, MTX, has delivered an operating theatre, catheter lab, recovery suites, outpatients and diagnostics facilities, all ancillary services, and a dedicated plant room using a modular approach.

The theatre and catheter lab were constructed on the first floor from a modular-framed traditional cast in-situ concrete floor.

This steel structure was upgraded to minimise vibration while the floor and ceiling-mounted c-arms are operational.

The steel structure of the building was upgraded to minimise vibration when the ceiling-mounted c-arms are operating

The design of the facility included an IPS/UPS which served the theatre, recovery beds, and catheter lab and was interfaced to back up the Phillips imaging equipment in the event of a power cut.

The IPS circuits in the rooms are interlaced to provide N+1 resilience. And the UPS was designed to provide one-hour autonomy in the event of normal supply being lost.

A full suite of medical gases, including oxygen, nitrous oxide, medical air, surgical air, medical vacuum, and AGSS, was also provided in a series of retractable and articulated pendants in both rooms.

They were carefully co-ordinated with both floor and ceiling-mounted c-arms in the catheter lab, to ensure the room was functional as both a catheter lab and operating theatre.

Independent simplex AGSS pumps were provided to each theatre and a spare pump was installed for back up.

The bespoke modular building links directly into the existing hospital.

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