Fast-track theatres completed at Addenbrooke’s as part of national surgical hub strategy

The Cambridge Movement Surgical Hub is designed to increase orthopaedic capacity at Addenbrooke’s Hospital by 20 per cent – to around 2,700 procedures annually. It includes three new operating theatres and links to two adjacent wards upgraded by MTX to provide 40 dedicated surgical beds for patients undergoing planned orthopaedic surgery. MTX employed MMC principles … Read more

New fast-track operating theatres completed at Addenbrookes Hospital

Three new orthopaedic operating theatres built at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge by MTX using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are playing a leading role in a national scheme to deliver more than 50 new surgical hubs across England. The Cambridge Movement Surgical Hub is designed to increase orthopaedic capacity at Addenbrooke’s Hospital by 20%, to … Read more

Establishing an effective water management plan

The crisis facing water supplies in the UK is acute, with a potential drought on the horizon. All organisations are under pressure to use less water whenever possible, and this includes the NHS, which uses approximately 50 billion cubic metres of water per year,1 making it one of the UK’s largest water consumers. Using less … Read more

Guildford cancer centre reaches practical completion

Spanning 24,300 ft2, the £30.5 million centre will offer advanced oncology treatments, and patients with cancer will have access to the latest treatment options – including highly targeted radiotherapy using a MRI linear accelerator (MR Linac), and Theranostics – ‘an innovative, personalised treatment that combines diagnostic imaging and radionuclide therapy to seek and destroy advanced … Read more

WRAS appoints Business Development manager

He brings over 12 years’ experience of working in the water industry to WRAS, having joined Bristan Group as a graduate mechanical engineer back in 2011. Since then, he has progressed through various roles with the shower, bath, and tap manufacturer as Supplier Quality engineer, Technical manager, and – most recently – as Bristan’s Product … Read more

Funding available for low-carbon heat network projects

Part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), reportedly a ‘global leader’ in intelligent climate and energy solutions, Carrier said: “There are a number of Net Zero funding incentives available in the UK, including the Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) – a capital grant programme that opened in March 2022 to help organisations in the public, … Read more

Biobloc ceiling tiles offer infection control and excellent acoustics

The Biobloc ‘family’ features the Biobloc Acoustic tile and Biobloc Plain tile. Zentia said: “The tiles have been meticulously designed for application in healthcare environments, particularly in areas where the risk of infection varies from moderate to severe. The Biobloc tiles feature an additional coating which actively inhibits the growth of microorganisms, contributing to enhanced … Read more

‘Flexible access control solution’ launched

CLIQ Local Manager is a locally installed software that is used for the day-to-day management of CLIQ master key systems, ‘making it ideal for small-to-medium-sized businesses’.  Abloy UK explained: “CLIQ Local Manager allows system managers to perform a variety of tasks based on the specific needs of their environment, including managing access rights of user … Read more

National award for Heartlands Treatment Centre

The Heartlands Treatment Centre (HTC) in East Birmingham — delivered on time and on budget during the COVID-19 pandemic with no disruption to patient care – has been voted Building Project of the Year in the Constructing Excellence Awards for 2023. The hospital’s first large-scale building in 15 years, the £97 m HTC opened in … Read more

BESA backs ‘new and improved’ degree apprenticeships

The Association has welcomed the announcement from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) that a new single degree level ‘Building Services Engineer’ (BSE) apprenticeship would be launched from 2025. The process was led by the Technical Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC), which brings together employers and training specialists, with courses leading to the new apprenticeship … Read more

Dynamic solar glazing roof for Zurich hospital research centre

The company provided 182 m2 of switchable solar glass to create a round 15 m diameter skylight, which sits on top of the white, cylindrical building. The research centre will house medical research and teaching laboratories, and has building nine floors, of which two are underground. Rooms and open workspaces are organised around an atrium, … Read more

Siemens’ Building X expands fire safety offering

Building X is a digital building platform that supports customers to digitalise, manage, and optimise their building operations. This leads to an enhanced user experience, increased performance, and improved sustainability. It is part of Siemens Xcelerator – an open digital business platform that enables customers to accelerate their digital transformation easier, faster and at scale. … Read more

Willmott Dixon part of Nottingham hospital’s Net Zero drive

Willmott Dixon has been brought in to deliver the work by E.ON – which has partnered with Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust on its 15-year programme to decarbonise the hospital. More than two miles of windows have already been replaced with modern frames made from 80% recycled aluminium. The existing windows have been in … Read more

Develop launches F-Gas training ‘to bridge the HVACR skills gap’

The company said: “Re-launched on 20 November, the return of the course is well-timed with the growth of the F-Gas industry, bridging the skills gap to meet the demands of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) sectors.” The F-Gas course, certified under the City & Guilds 2079-11 scheme, will be delivered by Develop … Read more

UK engineering and construction sectors’ slower decarbonisation progress than healthcare and financial services

The study found that the engineering sector lags both the financial services and the healthcare sectors in terms of setting ‘a target date for achieving carbon neutrality (i.e. having a commitment to reducing carbon dioxide emissions and balancing any remaining carbon emissions through removals)’. Fifty-seven per cent of engineering firms had set a date for … Read more