Modular Decontamination Unit
Bradford Royal Infirmary
Jewel sat firmly at the centre of our concept for this simple form. The materials speak for themselves; a moonstone cube floating above a steely grey terracotta plinth. The ever-changing colours of the two-tone cladding panels bounce around the dark courtyard, providing constant delight for the patients, visitors and staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Across the seasons and in any weather, this building lifts the mood.
Behind this exciting façade was a collection of much needed new facilities which resolved several long-standing challenges that faced our Client; a new Endoscope Decontamination Unit with three endoscope washers; new male and female public toilets; new waste handling facilities and a new four-storey goods-lift.
Factory manufactured modules were landed on to a carefully engineered steel frame, designed to span over an important existing building. This unique solution demonstrated the real advantages of modular construction, reducing the overall build time and the amount of site waste, easing the pressure on a very constrained site which needed 24/7 access to the hospital’s mortuary building.
The Endoscope Decontamination Unit was developed in close consultation with the Trust’s facility stakeholders and its Decontamination Authorising Engineer.
Our previous experience of delivering modular healthcare buildings together with our knowledge of decontamination facilities added real value to our service. The layout for the decontamination unit, goods lift and roof top plant room were all designed with a view to them being modular and were developed in collaboration with modular contractors to ensure a successful outcome.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust