Three-storey modular building installed in a tight three-sided courtyard location, at field-leading facility for neurological and neurosurgical treatment, The Walton Centre in Liverpool.
MTX were awarded the contract to design and build a new three-storey modular extension for the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool. Part of the UK’s only standalone neurosciences hospital for neurological patients, the new building, built to house consultant offices, changing accommodation and training rooms, is situated neatly within a three-sided courtyard surrounded by the hospital’s critical care unit (CCU), high dependency unit (HDU) and outpatient clinics.
Due to the limited space available, the Project Team, which included the Trusts’ chosen Architects Gilling Dod, selected a three-sided courtyard for the building's location, using modular off-site construction methods in order to minimise noise, vibration and other construction disturbance.
Despite significant challenges due to the tight location, restricted access and close proximity of ‘live’ patient areas, the extension was successfully completed on time and within budget in just 17 weeks. The Trust occupied the ground floor staff area and changing rooms four weeks ahead of schedule.
A "delighted" Trust praised MTX for its innovative approach to modular construction and the finish of the building, which the Trust said "has exceeded our expectations". The project has also, they added, delivered "cost and time benefits which would have been difficult to achieve with a more traditional construction method".
“This is a fantastic facility. I know that the staff using the new MTX-built building are delighted with it, and feel the project as a whole all went off extremely smoothly.” Paula Staniland - Head of Procurement and Facilities, Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust’s