John Radcliffe Hospital - MTX Contracts

Project Details

Project - John Radcliffe Hospital

Sector - Health

Technology - Components

Company - MTX Contracts

Project Overview

Modern healthcare construction specialists MTX provided Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with a 5,450m² new critical care building, completed within exceptional timing and achieving a PMV (pre-manufactured value) of 54%. The new 5 storey facility, now called Oxford Critical Care (OCC), was part of a regional approach for managing critical care demand and activity throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to supporting and alleviating future seasonal and epidemic pressures for the Trust and its 1 million annual users.

Sensitive of in use considerations and high traffic adjacencies, located directly next to the hospital’s existing Trauma Department and at ground floor level interfaces into the main live corridors. This careful design allows for a new fast, efficient route for patients who may require subsequent further critical care. Offsite construction, MEP services, virtual prototyping and speedy onsite installation minimised disruption to the Trauma Department and enabled uninterrupted staff and patient access 24/7.

MTX’s platform approach, incorporating multiple MMC disciplines, quickly delivered this high-quality new hospital facility cost effectively, within budget and openly on time. MTX bespoke solutions are specifically created for medical and healthcare use, with advanced super-efficient mechanical heating and ventilation systems, which optimise clean air flow and meet clinical needs, in addition to reducing energy consumption and protecting the estates power capacity, all whilst minimising the carbon footprint.

The new OCC comprises 3no 16 bed wards across the ground floor, first floor and second floor, with dedicated plant room and non-clinical accommodation (seminar rooms, offices and spacious staff rooms) across the remaining 2 floors. The top floor dedicated staff area, boasts enviable 360-degree views of the Oxfordshire countryside,  providing staff with a beautiful and calming training environment.

Careful planning and logistics allowed the team to work out of hours to install and commission 148 modules to be safely and efficiently craned into place in just 5 days by the experienced on-site team. Through continuous and close communication with the client, the team were able to work meticulously and successfully deliver the project in the shortest possible programme, whilst still maintaining the highest standard MTX are renowned for, as well as continuity of intensive patient care.

Collaboration with the end users and the Trust, enabled smooth working and delivery, generating constructive and positive compliments to the care and attention to detail given to all elements of this outstanding project.