Case Study

Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital at Salford Royal

01 / Case Study

Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital

DSSR designed the building services for the state-of-the-art Major Trauma Hospital for Salford Royal Hospital on behalf of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and BAM Construction.

Location / Greater Manchester

Contract Value / £67m

Architect / DAY Architectural

Client / Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and BAM Construction

Completion / 2023

02 / Overview

Overview of the Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital project

DSSR were responsible for the design of M&E building services for a state-of-the-art Major Trauma Hospital at Salford Royal.

DSSR played a pivotal role within our collaborative design team, ensuring the successful completion of our ambitious project – the construction of a new facility. This state-of-the-art building houses four cutting-edge UCV operating theatres, a hybrid RAPTOR theatre, an imaging department equipped with two CT scanners and one MRI scanner, as well as a Resuscitation department featuring 12 bays and 72 high-acuity beds across both single and multi-bedrooms.

Our dedicated design team, initially engaged by the Trust during the project’s early stages, seamlessly transitioned to support BAM Construction under the P22 framework, ensuring a cohesive and efficient design process.

Utilising our advanced Building Information Modelling (BIM) expertise, DSSR meticulously developed a highly detailed and fully coordinated model. This technological approach proved invaluable in navigating the intricate challenges of spatially constrained Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) services coordination.

We take great pride in contributing to the Trust’s overarching commitment to enhancing both patient and staff experiences, a vital aspect of their broader modernisation programme for the hospital site.

Project Highlights:

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Our multi-disciplinary design team’s collaborative efforts ensured project success.
  • Seamless Partnership: Our partnership with BAM Construction facilitated a cohesive design process.
  • Efficiency Through BIM: Leveraging advanced BIM technology allowed for precise coordination of spatially challenging M&E services.

Project Challenges:

  • Navigating Tight Spaces: The intricate challenge of fitting the new building between existing structures.
  • Infrastructure Integration: Ensuring seamless integration into the site services infrastructure was a significant undertaking.

The emphasis on clinical requirements took precedence due to the acute nature of the building. While opportunities for traditional sustainable features like photovoltaic panels on the roof were limited, a different approach was taken to enhance sustainability.

The primary heat source for the Major Trauma Centre was sourced from the site-wide district heating system, a key aspect of the hospital’s sustainability strategy. This district heating system operates efficiently through Combined Heat and Power technology. DSSR was tasked with leveraging this district heating system to increase its overall efficiency and contribute to the hospital’s sustainable operations. This innovative approach showcases how sustainability can be integrated into healthcare infrastructure, even when traditional features like photovoltaic panels may not be viable, ensuring that the hospital remains environmentally conscious while still meeting its critical clinical needs.

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03 / Contact

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