New gynaecological theatre suite for Southmead
ModuleCo has installed a new modular-built gynaecological operating theatre suite for the North Bristol NHS Trust to provide expanded maternity services at Southmead Hospital.
Comprising two theatres with specialist equipment for gynaecological procedures, supported by integral scrubs, lay-up preparation rooms, anaesthetic rooms, dirty utility rooms, a five-bed first stage recovery area, offices, and various supporting and staff rest areas, it will become part of the Southmead Maternity Services Department as dedicated gynaecological operating theatres.
Juliette Hughes, the Trust’s divisional director of Nursing for Women and Children’s Health, said: “We are incredibly pleased with how closely we have been able to work with ModuleCo on this project, allowing us to design the facilities exactly as we need them. These state-of-the-art new facilities have also allowed us to upgrade all of our theatres across Women and Children’s Health in line with other theatres in the hospital.”
A detailed design was developed by ModuleCo’s in-house design team, consisting of 13 modules which make up a 8,211 ft2 total footprint. Twenty-percent of the building’s power will be generated by solar panels, ‘demonstrating the Trust’s commitment to sustainability’.
ModuleCo’s team completed the factory assembly phase, and all modules have now been installed on site. The company says completing 90% of the construction and fit-out in the factory ‘provides a more sustainable approach to construction’, and has also been vital in helping the Trust minimise disruption to its active hospital estate.
Jonathan Brindley, Sales and Marketing director for ModuleCo, and project sponsor said:
“This facility represents a significant step in the Trust's long-term strategy to upgrade its gynaecological theatre facilities, expanding its services, and securing additional critical care capacity. Sustainability was an important factor for the Trust team, and the new facility is provided with rooftop solar panels and increased efficiency heat recovery with the air-handling units, as well as being future-proofed for changes in the Trust heating infrastructure.”
The external 3D render shows the modular gynaecological twin operating theatre suite being installed by ModuleCo.
Headquartered in Cheltenham, ModuleCo is part of the BladeRoom Group of companies, which have delivered over £500 million worth of ‘mission-critical’ modular facilities to the UK and overseas markets, including data centres, healthcare, and pharmaceutical facilities.