The new Operating Theatre for the orthopaedic department at Musgrove Park Hospital has been created by the careful re-planning of existing hospital accommodation. The new facilities have been successfully integrated into the existing hospital layout including the main services infrastructure.

New support facilities are also provided and include a generous anaesthetic room and scrub-up area together with a general upgrade of existing staff facilities – changing rooms, showers and rest room.

Critically, the project had to be undertaken within a ‘live’ hospital site which demanded careful phasing of the works to ensure disruption was kept to a minimum. Clear lines of communication between the Client, Consultant Design Team & Principal Contractor, together with a positive team approach, resulted in a very successful outcome.