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Royal Papworth Hospital

New state-of-the-art Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge opened by the Queen in 2019 and now a leading hospital in heart and lung treatment and transplant centre of excellence

Project Summary

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Main Contractor

Skanska

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Healthcare

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Location

Cambridge, UK

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Status

Completed late January 2018

Project Details

The new hospital has been designed to combine a highly efficient clinical layout with a stunning external appearance and set in beautifully landscaped grounds. It boasts being a pioneering heart and lung treatment and transplant centre of excellence.

The 40,000sqm hospital has 310 beds, six operating theatres and six catheterisation labs.

Building information modelling (BIM) technology was used to maximise energy efficiency and map all the building services. A clear plan of all the facilities ensures the hospital has long-term flexibility regarding the changing use of spaces. The technology was also used to engage clinicians during the construction process.

Our Contributions

Our Contribution mainly involved:

  • Mechanical LTHW & CHW Floor Plate Fit out to Fan Coil Units, Heater Batteries, Chilled beams,Radiator, Air curtain and Radiant panels
  • Public health Shell & Core and floor Plate fit out Above Ground Foul Rainwater and Condensate drainage installation pipework.
  • Domestic Water services floor Plate fit out to IPS sanitaryware
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Project Highlights

Effective Collaboration

We effectively collaborated with all other trades to complete the high specifications of this project

Smart Digital Technology

Successful use of the Bluebeam App enabled us to collaborate on pdf documents in real time

Leading the Way in Eneregy Efficiency

The project was designed to achieve an EPC “B” energy rating, the first hospital in the UK to do so

Multiple Connections

We connected to 275 Chilled Beams, 322 Radiant Panels, 42 Special Fan Coil Units and further domestic water connections

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J A Brooks pride themselves on their quality of installation and are always striving to improve. They listen to and act on project goals and are always ensure targets are achieved. Often starting safety initiatives off on their own back, they are an example to all other trades contractors and frequently won the top company monthly H&S award.

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Terry Davis
Senior Mechanical Project Manager

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