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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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New construction framework launched

New construction framework launched  » 

The delivery partners who will lead the next wave of NHS and social care construction projects have been announced. Six principal supply chain partners (PSCPs) have won a place on the newly-launched ProCure22 (P22) framework - the third tranche of the Department of Health’s design and construction strategy.

Moving on up - market outlook

Moving on up - market outlook  » 

Over the past 15 years the healthcare sector has seen major investment in the estate, with the replacement of many hospitals up and down the country with new, state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities, largely funded through multi-million-pound PFI deals.

Making refurbishment work

Making refurbishment work  » 

Large-scale hospital developments like those seen in previous years across the UK are now few and far between, with budgetary pressures and changes to clinical pathways shifting the focus towards smaller refurbishment projects.

A call to attention

A call to attention  » 

The need to provide audit trails, ease of maintenance, and increased interest in wireless communications are key factors continuing to drive the design of modern nurse call systems for hospitals and care homes.

A space for technology

A space for technology  » 

The demand for accessible and secure services is conflicting with the desire for a reduction in cost and a severe lack of space to signal a step-change in the way hospitals operate on-site car parking. This has prompted a wealth of new technologies that aim to give staff, patients and visitors maximum opportunities with minimum expense.

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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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