University Hospitals of Morecombe Bay Foundation Trust – Modular Operating Theatre

KOK were appointed Cost Consultant, Principal Designer and CDM Advisor to the Trust for the £468K installation of a Modular Operating Theatre at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. The Theatre was installed at first floor level supported on a framed steel structure within the existing Hospital courtyard.

The project commenced on 2nd March 2020 and completed on the 5th November 2020. KOK contributed to the success of this project by working closely with the project team to manage the crane lift within the extremely restricted Hospital courtyard (100mm clearance tolerance to the existing roof gutter line) and within 30m of emergency helicopter landing pad. The works also immediately bounded on three sides by existing Operating Theatre Suites, Coronary Care Unit and Children’s Unit. We assisted the team in organising crane operations, avoidance of an oversailing of existing Hospital facilities, management of the modular theatre unit vehicular transporters, and sequenced arrivals coordinated from Lancaster Motorway services.

This ambitious project was completed successfully and without incident.