Clarkebond appointed to NHS operating theatre project
Clarkebond have been appointed to provide structural and civil engineering consultancy services on a £6m project for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.
The project involves converting an existing intensive care unit into two ultra-clean operating theatres, which includes the addition of a large plant room over the theatres to provide space for the stringent M&E requirements of ultra-clean theatres. The existing structure is a concrete encased steel frame building which needed careful assessment to determine its load capacity for the new plant room above. The project will involve connecting the new lightweight steel plant room to the existing concrete encased steel frame which will need additional strengthening of columns and foundations.