MTX lands £49m modular hospital job

Grant Prior 5 months ago
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The contract to build a £49m diagnostic and imaging centre at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey has been awarded to Modern Methods of Construction specialist MTX.

MTX is progressing groundworks on site while modular sections of the building are under construction at its factory.

The three-storey building includes a dedicated breast care diagnostic and outpatient unit providing a ‘one stop’ service for patients, and an imaging centre delivering increased capacity and capability with advanced diagnostic imaging equipment including three CT scanners, two MRI scanners and two gamma cameras.

A total of 74 inpatient beds will be provided across two storeys with a combination of single rooms and four-bed bays.  It will be linked to the main hospital building making access and delivery of services easier and more efficient.

Utilising MMC principles will enable MTX to deliver the fully compliant facilities within a build schedule reduced by up to 50% compared with the conventional building methods.  The MMC process will also aim to reduce waste by up to 60% using off-site manufacturing techniques.

David Hartley, Managing Director at MTX, said: “The contract at Frimley Park is another important milestone in our continuing collaboration with health trusts across the UK on the creation of new facilities designed to reduce waiting lists and improve patient care.”

Neil Dardis, Chief Executive Officer of the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT), said: “This is a significant investment that will help us to continue delivering high standards of care for our patients as we wait for our New Frimley Park Hospital.

“As part of that project we will be looking at how we can continue to use this new building, along with other suitable areas of our current hospital site, as part of our healthcare facilities in the future with the development of the new hospital.”

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