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 up-grade of existing staff facilities – changing rooms, showers and rest room.
Importantly, the project had to be undertaken within a ‘live’ hospital site which demanded careful phasing of the works and clear communication between the client, consultant team & contractor.
Key environmental benefits include:
- The re-use of an existing building
- The use of hi-efficiency lighting
- The use of recycled or recyclable materials wherever possible