Case Study: Ramsay Healthcare - CSSD Facility Berkshire

  • Client - Ramsay Healthcare UK
  • Location - The Berkshire Independent Hospital
  • Project size - 145m²
  • Completion - 16 weeks
  • CSSD Facility
  • Autoclaves room, Load room, IAP room, Wash room, Clean Dispatch room and more

The Berkshire Independent Hospital is one of Berkshire's leading private hospitals with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality healthcare treatments and services. The hospital, built in 1993, has 52 individual patient rooms and 9 twin bedded rooms all with en-suite facilities. By investing in advanced medical technology, the hospital offers a wide range of treatments and services. The 3 No. fully equipped theatres with a 7 bed recovery area are particularly suitable for orthopaedic procedures offered, such as arthroscopy, hip and knee replacement. A dedicated day surgery suite is suitable for minor surgery and endoscopy. Berkshire Independent Hospital required an extra building for their new CSSD Facility and Module-AR Limited were awarded the contract to provide a 6 No. module single storey structure.

With Plastisol (plastic coated steel) external cladding, plinths & fascia and UPVC windows the building is not as exciting externally as some of our other projects. However, internally the building features extremely scientific and technical equipment which makes it a very useful building to the Hospital.

An external canopy was installed to the entrance of the building which opens into a Reception. Alongside this is an Autoclaves room, used to sterilise medical equipment, a Load room, Immunisation Accelerator Programme room, Wash room, Clean Dispatch room, File Store room, Changing rooms, Cleaner room, Plant room and a large Corridor with a roof lights to improve natural lighting. The corridor also links the modular structure to the existing Hospital building. Acoustic door seals were fitted to each internal door and suspended ceilings were installed throughout.

In total the project was completed in 20 weeks with just 1 day, and a 250 tonne crane, needed to deliver the modules which was greatly appreciated by the hospital due to the lack of site disturbance.

Words from the client

Feedback from Andy Holt, Project Manager on behalf of Berkshire Independent Hospital, stated that Module-AR Limited's standard of workmanship, site supervision & organisation, adherence to contract programme, relationship with the contractors and attitude to claims, rates, measurements & settlement of accounts were all very good, the contract was carried out to the hospital's satisfaction and they would happily employ Module-AR Limited again.

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