Bender awarded theatre contract at new £100 m Harborne Hospital

Bender UK has delivered critical power supply solutions to, and equipped four ‘state-of-the-art’ theatres at, the new £100 million The Harborne Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus.

More ‘joined-up’ technology would aid EFM efficiency, roundtable hears

NHS Estates teams are increasingly turning to digital solutions to help them run and manage their buildings and facilities efficiently, but often systems are not ‘joined up’, delegates at a roundtable held by business enterprise Wi-Fi solution specialist, SPARK TSL, to discuss digital enablement within healthcare estates heard.

Main Board changes at Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon is making some changes to its main board from the start of this year following the retirement of Colin Enticknap as the company’s Executive Chairman at the end of 2023.

Offsite modular-built unit for Norfolk Trust to be delivered in five months

Northumberland-headquartered industrialised construction and digital manufacturing specialist, Merit, has been appointed by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) to design and deliver its new 48-bed modular unit on the Norwich Community Hospital site in Norfolk.

£5.6 m laminar flow theatre at Newark Hospital will cut waiting times

A new modular laminar flow operating theatre at Newark Hospital in Nottinghamshire can now deliver up to 2,600 extra surgical procedures per year, thanks to the efforts of a collaborative construction team.

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

Three new orthopaedic operating theatres built at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge by MTX using Modern Methods of Construction are playing a leading role in a national scheme to deliver more than 50 new surgical hubs across England, the company says.

Establishing an effective water management plan

Paul Musgrove, Sales director at specialist in water consumption reduction, Ecoprod, looks at the fundamentals for hospitals and other healthcare facilities in establishing an effective water management strategy. He also discusses some of the latest products and technologies designed to simplify the process, reduce consumption, and cut costs.

Guildford cancer centre reaches practical completion

A ‘state-of-the-art’ cancer care facility in Guildford has reached practical completion. Representatives from Prime, VINCI Building, and Assura, gathered ‘to mark the milestone’.

WRAS appoints Business Development manager

The Water Regulations Approval Scheme (WRAS) has appointed Jamie Lynch as Business Development manager.

Funding available for low-carbon heat network projects

Global heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration specialist, Carrier, is urging building owners and operators to apply for UK government grants to commercialise and construct new low- and zero-carbon heat networks before the funding application deadline expires.

Biobloc ceiling tiles offer infection control and excellent acoustics

Zentia, a UK supplier of ‘complete ceiling solutions’, says its new Biobloc family, formerly known as Bioguard, offers high-quality performance in areas such as infection control and acoustics, ‘making it the ideal solution for healthcare and various commercial settings’.

‘Flexible access control solution’ launched

Abloy UK has launched CLIQ Local Manager (CLM) Remote, enabling users to update key authorisations and make changes to schedules via wall programming devices, offering a flexible access control solution.

National award for Heartlands Treatment Centre

A multi-million-pound treatment centre at Heartlands Hospital has won a prestigious national award.

BESA backs ‘new and improved’ degree apprenticeships

Substantially revised degree apprenticeships for building services engineering will help employers plug critical skills gaps and launch more young people into rewarding careers, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Dynamic solar glazing roof for Zurich hospital research centre

A research centre being built to complement the new 200-bedded Kinderspital Zürich has installed a dynamic solar glazing roof from liquid crystal glazing technology company, Eyrise.

Siemens’ Building X expands fire safety offering

Siemens Smart Infrastructure is expanding its fire safety offering on Building X through newly launched applications and an application programming interface (API), ‘to increase transparency, decrease response time in case of incidents, and enhance maintenance processes for service-providers’.

Willmott Dixon part of Nottingham hospital’s Net Zero drive

Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) in Nottingham is undergoing a major window replacement project to improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint.

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

Develop Training, a leading UK-accredited provider of compliance, technical, and safety training, has re-launched one of its most popular courses, F-Gas (Category 1), to provide delegates with training to identify the hazards and safe working practices for working with fluorinated gases.

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

A new multi-sector UK national study, commissioned by ‘employer commute solutions specialist’, Mobilityways, has found that large UK-based advanced, civil, and automotive engineering businesses trail similarly sized businesses in both the healthcare and financial services sectors in terms of both setting interim goals to reach Net Zero and establishing long-term targets to achieve carbon neutrality.

Training on ‘intricacies of hospital lifts’

Among what IHEEM Knowledge Partner, PPL Training, describes as a ‘raft of new courses’ introduced by it in 2023 were several new HV electrical courses and – ‘specifically for healthcare estates and facilities teams’ – Authorised Person Lifts HTM 08-02 courses (including refresher training and Trapped Passenger Lift Release).

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