Sector: Health Care

Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust – Torbay Theatres

Project Description

£6.4m development of a new department for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

Creation of two ultra clean operating theatre suites on the site of the former intensive care unit on Level 5.

Expansion of the stage 1 recovery area and theatre storage areas along with the replacement of the existing air handling plant.

Phase delivery to maintain the existing stage 1 recovery and storage facilities for the hospital.

Temporary relocation of medical devices library and pharmacy store for the duration of the project.

Work in a live healthcare environment. The operation of the surrounding departments and facilities remaining fully functional, with service shutdowns and disruptions kept to a minimum. 

£6.4m design and development to create two ultra-clean operating theatre suites

Project Involvement

Identifying existing services requiring diversion or relocation to suit the new build proposals and reduce project risks.

Survey of existing services, identifying opportunities for interfacing with existing central plant and systems.

Full and complete building engineering services design from concept through to technical design proposals, with production of specification, schedules, 2D detailed design layout drawings,
schematic arrangements and 3D model.

Identified spatial allowances for service distribution in the building, to meet operating theatre requirements, in coordination with the design team. Work included risers, ceiling voids and plant
rooms to house the extensive equipment.

Calculate air movement strategy drawings and completed air movement calculations for agreement with infection control. 

Project Benefits

Utilised Autodesk Revit MEP to produce a fully coordinated Building Information Model. The model was developed to Level 2 standard, as a platform for coordination with architectural and structural proposals.

Early identification of the spatial challenges, due to the proposed location, enabled a successful collaborative resolution, without affecting the programme, and avoiding ongoing abortive work.

Understood the client’s needs for a flexible ultra-clean operating theatre suit. Worked closely to deliver a proprietary solution for a screen-less canopy design to meet this important employer requirement.

Identified emerging issues with existing systems that would affect the effective ongoing operation of the facility. Strategies were proposed to resolve the issues.