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'State-of-the-art’ endoscopy unit combined offsite construction and collaborative working

Modern Methods of Construction specialist, MTX, says the new £12.5 m endoscopy unit built by it for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust (QEH) ‘is being recognised as an outstanding example of combining offsite design and advanced construction techniques with collaborative working’.

Clients apparently more focused on Net Zero than building safety

Construction clients are more focused on meeting their Net Zero goals than complying with the Building Safety Act, a new study carried out on behalf of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) suggests.

Sheffield’s new Canon Medical Arena ‘to help tackle health inequality’ in the region

The doors to what is reportedly the UK’s first carbon-neutral built community arena with a multi-purpose sports facility and integrated Medical Diagnostic Centre have opened this week in Sheffield.

Former supermarket becomes Edinburgh private hospital

A ‘state-of-the-art’ independent private hospital specialising in cosmetic and plastic surgery has been completed at Granton on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

ABB equipment protects critical work at biomedical research institute

Scientists at Europe’s largest biomedical research facility, the Sir Francis Crick Institute, are protecting sensitive laboratory equipment with ABB technology.

CIAT chillers and heat pumps for James Paget’s new modular ward

CIAT chillers and heat pumps have been installed at James Paget University Hospital’s new £15 million modular ward in Norfolk, a facility that James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says ‘will help shape construction of future NHS hospitals in the UK’.

Bringing essential services closer to the community in Sussex

Morgan Sindall Construction’s Southern Home Counties business has celebrated completion on its development work at Shoreham’s Southlands Hospital for University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (UH Sussex).

The Harborne Hospital celebrates practical completion

A ‘milestone moment’ has been reached in the Midlands as £100 m building work on The Harborne Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, has completed.

Minister opens West Yorkshire’s new ‘state-of-the-art’ pathology laboratory

A ‘cutting-edge pathology’ laboratory at Leeds’s St James’ University Hospital designed to serve patients across West Yorkshire has been officially opened by the Minister of State for Health and Secondary Care, Will Quince.

Develop unveils ‘new look’ Derby training centre following £500,000 refurb

Develop, ‘one of the UK’s leading accredited providers’ of compliance, technical, and safety training, has unveiled its ‘new look’ training centre in Derby following an extensive refurbishment.

Modular build specialist expands in Ireland as it targets healthcare sector growth

The expansion of global modular building specialist, Volumetric Building Companies, continues with the opening of its first operation in Ireland, which it says will be an international centre of excellence for MMC to serve Irish, UK, European, and global markets.

New Ulster Hospital ED opens to patients

Designed by Avanti Architects, and located within the hospital's award-winning Acute Services Block, the new Ulster Hospital Emergency Department has opened its doors to the public.

Lexica’s Property Consultancy team strengthens North West presence

Lexica, a specialist consultancy supporting health and life sciences organisations in the UK and internationally, has appointed Yogesh Luhar as Associate Director to its Property Consultancy team.

Unite calls for urgent RAAC risk-register in NHS

Unite, one of Britain’s leading trade unions, has called on all NHS organisations to urgently establish a risk register for reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) that may have been used in buildings across the NHS estate.

‘Green light’ for £105 m National Rehabilitation Centre

For the first time, the UK will have a National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), following Government approval for the plans announced on 21 September.

Tilbury Douglas completes Aintree hospital ED extension

Tilbury Douglas has successfully completed the £20.5 m extension of the Emergency Department and theatre suite at Aintree University Hospital for Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Merger will see one of Europe’s largest bathroom product manufacturers created

Villeroy & Boch AG has signed binding agreements to acquire operating companies in the Ideal Standard Group.

The two companies says they are are ‘a strong strategic fit’ given their regional presence, sales strategies, and product and brand portfolios, ‘laying the foundations for a stronger market position and additional growth’. In an industry with global growth potential, the integrated company will, after completion of the transaction, join the ranks of Europe’s biggest manufacturers of bathroom products.

NHS could lose out on £1 bn of savings without fast 5G roll-out

Research commissioned by Vodafone has found the NHS will lose out on £1 billion of savings every year if 5G is not rolled out quickly across the UK.

Move into GMMTH now well under way

The move into the new Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital (GMMTH) is now well underway, with teams working to safely prepare the building for our patients and service-users.

Bristol West MP opens University’s new £36 m Dental School

The University of Bristol’s new purpose-designed Dental School has been officially opened by Bristol West MP and Shadow Culture Minister, Thangam Debbonaire.

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