East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s Colchester Hospital’s new orthopaedic centre is currently under construction, and will provide new operating theatres, wards and plant rooms. The new diagnostic centre will, once finished, create an internal floor space of 8300 sqm.
To allow for a fast build, the new hospital will be built using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), alongside traditional methods. The modular units are built off-site and craned into position to create the three-storey medical centre. Around 300 modules are being used within the build.
Working with MTX Contracts and Arcadis IBI, we have been responsible for Civil and Structural Engineering of the drainage, foundations and temporary works.
On the project our direct Rob Scholes commented; “it’s great to see this project come to life. The use of MMC is a really useful construction method for being able to be make things happen fast which is much needed when building for hospitals. Since Covid we’ve seen an increase in the use of this form of construction as the need for more hospital space is a priority. We’re proud to have been a part of this project that will help the local community with their future healthcare needs.”
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