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Fairfield Hospital Theatres 7 & 8

Client: Northern Care Alliance NHS Trust

Completed: 2020

We were commissioned by Northern Care Alliance to produce a RIBA stage 1 report and a complete M&E design for the refurbishment of Theatre 7 and to create a new theatre in the adjacent store area to form Theatre 8. The new area provides the theatres with a waiting and recovery area, a large sterile store, changing facilities and office space.

The design involves a new plant located at ground level within the courtyard with two new air handling units. The air handling units provide HTM03-01 air change rates and the correct pressure regimes to provide fully HTM-compliant ventilated air to the theatres. An ECO-flow UCV canopy is used, creating 48 air changes per hour, resulting in an ultra-clean theatre system.

The medical gas system was provided to the new modular theatre from the existing medical gas infrastructure, which included new AVSU, Oxygen, Vacuum and 4Bar Medical Air supply to each side of the bed heads.

The new modular theatre is connected to the existing mechanical, electrical, and gas infrastructure to provide HTM-compliant services and medical gas supply to the new areas. Both theatres benefit from LED lighting, improving the lighting levels and saving energy consumption.