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Northwick Park Hospital

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London North West Healthcare NHS Trust required a new modular development to provide acute ward accommodation for forty eight bed spaces along with fifteen bed isolation wards and ancillary rooms. This was to be housed over five storeys of modular accommodation including a curtain glazed main entrance and top floor plantroom. The main building was to be built on a transfer structure to allow continued movement at ground floor of ambulances serving the new facility. MTX were awarded the contract to design, install and commission the new five storey modular extension. The project was completed within just 49 weeks.  » 

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Arthur Rank Hospice opens its doors

Arthur Rank Hospice opens its doors  » 

A new hospice has opened in Cambridge offering end-of-life care and support for patients with complex needs. The £10.5m Arthur Rank Hospice was designed by LSI Architects and built by Barnes Construction and will serve families from across the country.

Booming market provides new opportunities

Booming market provides new opportunities  » 

While many construction markets are suffering from a lack of investment, the care home sector remains a compelling proposition for investors, with profitability increasing during 2016. According to the latest research published in Knight Frank’s Care Homes Trading Performance Review, the sector continues to be resilient following the EU Referendum, with profitability increasing from 27.1% in 2014/15 to 27.5% in the 2015/16 financial year.

BIM - taking the NHS into the 21st Century

BIM - taking the NHS into the 21st Century  » 

Simply put, BIM is an NHS estate manager’s dream. The holistic answer to the construction industry’s unrelenting question of how to build everything and anything more safely and faster, BIM achieves higher quality standards more cheaply and, when coupled with offsite construction, creates even-greater efficiencies.

Millions going unclaimed in the healthcare sector

Millions going unclaimed in the healthcare sector  » 

If you spend £1m on a healthcare property you could generate capital allowances of as much as £400,000. These allowances are deducted from your profits before you pay tax and could reduce your overall tax bill by between £80,000-£180,000, depending on your structure and rate of tax.

What is next for healthcare design?

What is next for healthcare design?  » 

Clever engineering and integrated design of hospitals can not only improve the rate at which patients recover, but can also ensure sites are managed more effectively. Throughout Europe this is widely acknowledged, but current UK hospital design needs to catch up, explains Steven Bentley, project director at Ramboll.

Arts plays central role at Royal Sussex

Arts plays central role at Royal Sussex  » 

A public arts programme has been launched as part of the £484m redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. The CONNECT programme was officially launched late last year and will see artwork integrated into the environment to ensure a warm welcome, to enhance the therapeutic environment, and to aid navigation and wayfinding.

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Designing for cancer care

Designing for cancer care  » 

A new MRI unit has opened at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, providing the very-latest in image-guided scanning technology. Designed by DAY Architectural, the facility houses three new MRI scanners, replacing outdated equipment. The Christie Charity is now raising money for a fourth machine to further improve services for cancer patients in the North West.

Lack of accessible toilets putting patients at risk

Lack of accessible toilets putting patients at risk  » 

Hospitals are failing to provide proper toileting facilities for tens of thousands of patients and visitors, research has revealed. Some 30% of NHS users in the UK are disabled, and hospitals are the second-most-inaccessible buildings for them, reveals to a new white paper recently published by manufacturer, Clos-o-Mat.

Infrastructure for modern healthcare delivery and patient wellbeing

Infrastructure for modern healthcare delivery and patient wellbeing  » 

Hospitals are the second most energy-intensive buildings to run after restaurants and, globally, the cost of operating healthcare sites, including energy costs, is on the rise.

A sound investment

A sound investment  » 

Hospitals and care homes are busy environments, and with such high levels of activity comes noise - and lots of it. But, while noise is a necessary and common part of life in any setting; within clinical or care spaces it can have a huge effect on people who are already vulnerable.

Blowing germs out of the water

Blowing germs out of the water  » 

As water deregulation approaches in 2017, many healthcare organisations are taking a closer look at their water management systems and finding that, while compliant, they are inefficient and out of line with their ambitions to drive down operational costs and improve sustainable performance.

Hospital design is a work of art

Hospital design is a work of art  » 

In the past 20 years the way healthcare design is approached has changed beyond recognition. Now it is much more widely accepted that how people feel in their surroundings, and ultimately their recovery, can be influenced by their environment.

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