Better Building Services

    Renewal and upgrade of mechanical services of surgical theatre in the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Theatre 5. 


    Client: Redpath Construction
    Location: Castlehead, Paisley PA2 9PJ
    Sector: Healthcare
    Contract period: 6 months


    The project

    Royal Alexandra Hospital consisted of the refurbishment of a surgical theatre, with the majority of the mechanical services being renewed in their entirety.


    Service Provision 

    • Decant and strip-out of existing services
    • Plumbing systems upgrade
    • Hospital/Medical gas systems upgrade
    • AHU upgrade with new ventilation systems
    • Building Management System upgrade
    • HVAC commissioning & client handover


    Our expertise

    Due to our ever-expanding portfolio of healthcare projects, PREAH were chosen to undertake another NHS project. Our knowledge and understanding of SHTM regulations were carefully applied and adhered to throughout the project. Our highly qualified workforce worked under strict guidelines and timescales to produce a compliant SHTM from tender to completion.


    The challenges

    With restricted access within the plant room, the existing Air Handling Unit and the new Air Handling Unit works were logistically challenging. A crane was utilised to lift the plant equipment to roof level and furthermore manoeuvred carefully by our site services team into position. Our team undertook careful planning while liaising with the NHS to successfully, and safely deliver this portion of our works.  


    At the commissioning stage, our team had to integrate with Bender and M.A.T system’s platforms. We successfully worked alongside multiple contractors to deliver on a very tight commissioning programme, with no margin for error. With the volume of controls operating within a theatre environment, we held additional meetings via MS Teams, due to COVID-19, to ensure the project ran without errors throughout this stage. Even with restrictions in place, we punctually met our handover date.