TClarke Healthcare wins hospital project
BAM Construction have appointed T Clarke, on the CSDP 2 project for Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to create a new MRI suite, 24-bed haematology oncology ward and associated facilities.
The new building will be a three-storey extension to the existing Trelawny Wing, with the MRI suite connected at lower ground floor level to the imaging department and designed to contain up to three scanners.
Rob Faro, Director of TClarke UK South said:
“We are delighted to have won the complete mechanical and electrical engineering packages with BAM on this complex project. One floor will be entirely focused on imaging capability – an area in which we are acknowledged as UK market leaders. The project also involves very complex vent systems with another floor featuring isolation facilities for neutropenic cancer patients (people with low levels of infection-fighting white blood cells). We will also be installing HV systems and generators as there is a new substation involved as part of this project.”
Graham Kingdon Construction Director for BAM commented:
“ We are delighted to continue our excellent working relationship with TClarke on this key project for RCHT. They have been a key PSCM on our P22 supply chain and their input has been valuable in supporting us in design development and delivering the GMP.”
Thom Lafferty, Director of Strategy and Performance at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, and Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for the project commented:
“TClarke have worked on several of our projects over recent years and we are pleased to be able to engage with Rob and the team once again. Aside from TClarke’s technical expertise, we particularly value their approach to local employment and their provision of a wide range of training and development opportunities to local people.’
CEO Mark Lawrence highlighted two aspects in this win.
“Our Healthcare team are UK industry leaders in what they can deliver for the NHS. The set of technical engineering capabilities required are high – and we have them. The other thing I want to highlight is the determination of NHS Trusts and Principal Contractors to work with partners who can show how they provide good quality jobs in the community as is demonstrated here by the leadership at RCHT and BAM. This is another area where we can show an industry leading capability across the UK to create high quality and lasting engineering skills and employment alongside the major infrastructure jobs we win.”