EMCOR Group, Inc., an international mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services company, recently announced that its EMCOR UK subsidiary has completed a major mechanical and electrical services project for Royal Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool.
The value of the contract was in excess of $44 million.
EMCOR UK was responsible for the design and installation of all systems for medical gases, pneumatic air tubing, heating and ventilation, comfort cooling and air conditioning, power, lighting, fire detection, and security/CCTV on the project.
The new, 29,500 sq m hospital consolidates the services of Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University hospitals and consists of a new diagnostic and treatment Centre incorporating departments of urology, general surgery, orthopedics, day wards, pre-op assessments, therapies, and eight operating theatre suites, and a cardiothoracic centre, which includes wards for adult acute care, intensive care, coronary care, outpatient services, and consultant offices.
EMCOR UK achieved a UK first with the design and installation of an innovative, multi-tabled “Barn” operating theatre with optional partitioning walls. Barn theatres are open plan and include several operating tables, with special air units above them, forming barriers around each table, which are highly efficient and encourage the sharing of best practices and expertise.
“We are extremely proud to complete this extensive project, which meets the strategic aims of the client by increasing hospital capacity, permitting consolidation of patients from two sites into new, larger facilities, bringing assets up to standard and into better balance, and allowing for accommodation of new models of service in the future,” said Anthony Whale, President and CEO of EMCOR UK.
“Our significant history of expertise in healthcare was especially important as the work on the project took place around a functioning hospital which needed to remain fully operational throughout the redevelopment.”