University College London Hospital: Hybrid Theatre

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University College London Hospital: Hybrid Theatre

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In 2009, Sykes successfully carried out a £1.1m project for University College London Hospital at Euston Road to create a bespoke hybrid operating theatre within the core of a fully operational hospital environment.

The hybrid theatre combines traditional surgery with state of the art imaging technology allowing surgeons to perform increasingly complex operations.

Extensive M&E work was involved to complete the project. Alongside this Hybrid Theatre project, we, also installed a new Air Handling Unit on the 4th floor of the hospital, with over 100m of ductwork running down to the first floor.

The project posed many challenges both in terms of the technical specification (with a high volume of specialist services - including medical gases and surgeon control panels) and completing the work to a tight programme in a highly vulnerable working hospital environment.

The project was completed on time, whilst allowing the adjacent operating theatres to run with minimal disruption.

A robust permit to work system operated throughout the project as part of an intricate health and safety plan to ensure smooth delivery with full risk management. This included weekly progress meetings with a large design team covering the various disciplines involved in the scheme.

The technological innovations involved in this scheme have proved a great success to the hospital – and in many respects are ‘world first’ initiatives.

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