Offsite construction methods set to deliver additional capacity to address COVID-19 backlog
A second storey will be added to the existing modular facility to create two additional theatres
MTX has been awarded a new contract to deliver two more operating theatres at Royal Bolton Hospital using Modern Methods of Construction.
The company is nearing completion of two operating theatres due to be in service later this year, to help minimise the backlog of surgeries resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new contract will create a second-storey extension to the current single-storey development, adding a further two theatres to the original development and creating a total of four new theatres with ward accommodation and dedicated plantrooms.
By utilising Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) MTX ensures the fully-compliant facilities minimise build times by up to 50% and waste by up to 60.
The theatres will provide enhanced capacity for both Bolton and Greater Manchester and help to drive down waiting lists in the region.
And careful management of the project by the MTX site team, combined with MMC principles, limits disruption and enhances the speed of delivery, minimising the impact on patient care during the construction period.
The four ultra-modern theatres are being built on what was a staff car park near the Princess Anne maternity unit.
They have been designed to work flexibly and adapt for inpatient and day case adult patients.
Day case surgeries include ear nose and throat, oral, urology, and general specialities.