Harrogate and District Hospital is part of the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust that cares for the population in Harrogate and the local area, as well as across North Yorkshire and Leeds.
Imtech were appointed by Harrogate and District Hospital, via the Carbon Energy Fund (CEF) framework, to upgrade and improve its mechanical and electrical infrastructure and deliver guaranteed savings of over £15m in the next 25 years. Following the installation project, Imtech’s technical facilities management team are ensuring the guaranteed savings are realised through optimisation of the systems via a robust maintenance regime.
The team took an innovative, holistic approach to the design element of this project. By understanding the whole system, they were able to implement innovative solutions in a number of areas. One example is the recycling of low-grade waste heat created by the main system. Usually lost into the atmosphere, this heat is now rerouted to the top deck of the hospital car park and reused within an underfloor heating system to de-ice the surface. This alone created savings of approx. £25,000 per annum, which would normally be spent on gritting this area during the winter months.
The project was delivered successfully and to the client’s satisfaction and our sister company Inviron was awarded a maintenance contract at the hospital for 25 years.
This new build state-of-the-art private hospital for Circle Health in Birmingham will provide surgery, high-tech rehabilitation and other healthcare services.
The works started as a 10,400 sq m facility which increased in scope to incorporate an additional 7,600 sq m rehabilitation and bedroom space, taking the number of en-suite rooms from 20 to 140. Imtech initially partnered with Simons Construction on this project. However, following Simon’s going into administration in late October 2019 with services partially completed, the Imtech team were appointed by Circle Health as Principal Contractor to complete the project.
Imtech had to remobilise immediately to avoid building stagnation issues and ensure the programme remained on track. We worked through this challenging period, collaborating closely with the client and entire project team.
As a result of the relationships and confidence we had built in the early stages of the project we were able to agree an open and transparent proposal to complete the project, as quickly as possible, avoiding potentially costly consequences.
This main objective of this project was the replacement of the existing steam boilers serving the Central Decontamination Facility at the Hospital. Imtech were engaged as the principal contractor working directly for NHS Ayrshire and Arran Health Board.
Our approach was to provide a purpose-built boiler house with new energy efficient steam raising boiler plant and flues, an ancillary plant, extension of the existing gas service, associated pipework, electrical services and building management systems (BMS) to complete the installation.
As part of the works the existing CSSD facility and Boiler Plant was to remain fully operational throughout with a seamless changeover to the new Boiler Plant. Employing our “Right First Time” approach we developed the design in collaboration with the Health Boards design partner TUV SUD using Building Information Modelling. Due to the constraints of working within a live operational site we also implemented a full Traffic Management and Logistics Plan to ensure disruption was minimised for NHS Ayrshire and Arran.
The project was completed and handed over in November 2019.The Ayrshire and Arran success builds on a number of similar Plant Upgrade projects secured with NHS authorities through the NHS Carbon & Energy Fund Framework designed to reduce energy and divert money to front line services.
Following on from our successful delivery of the Ayrshire Central Hospital Steam Energy Centre, we were approached by the client to remove and replace their existing Reverse Osmosis plant and associated pipework. The existing pipework within the hospital had been installed 10 years prior and had started to experience serious issues with corrosion. As a result, we were tasked to design and build a suitable replacement for this system. Key to the success of the project was working closely with the client to ensure that the system remained live during peak operating times whilst we liaised with the estates department to keep downtime to a minimum.
The project saw the construction of Spire Healthcare’s flagship, state-of-the-art hospital in Didsbury, Manchester. Central to the development was the transformation of a brownfield site in West Didsbury into a new £31m private hospital which replaced existing accommodation in the city. Working collaboratively with Vinci Construction throughout the two-stage tender period prior to contract Imtech were awarded the project.
Following appointment, we advocated that the best way to meet client requirements was through a robust programme, developed early in the process which reflected the build strategy to be delivered with an integrated approach. The strategy was broken down into main service routes, floor plates and plantroom areas to understand risks and achieve flexibility in delivery.
Successful delivery of the project was contingent on two factors; utilising pre-fabricated solutions, which enabled the team to manage and mitigate potential labour productivity issues and improve health and safety, by reducing the need to work at height. Using this practical value engineering approach from the outset strengthened our relationship with the client.
Secondly, the robust evaluation and selection of the supply chain ensured that the parties selected provided real benefit, bringing operational excellence within their respective areas whilst working in a collaborative manner with all stakeholders.