F P Hurley Helps Deliver the UHW Lakeside Wing, Cardiff
F P Hurley was employed by Cardiff & Vale University Health Board to construct six new plant rooms to serve the UHW Lakeside Wing at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
The UHW Lakeside Wing, which is being funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, is a temporary Surge Hospital situated at the University Hospital of Wales site. The three storey, U shaped building will create an extra 400 beds, which will help to ensure sufficient surge capacity in the event of a COVID-19 spike.
Heading up the project as Principal Contractor, F P Hurley’s works involved the construction of six plant rooms and the installation of mechanical, electrical and medical gases services to serve the new facility:
Plant Room 1- Steam to LPHW plate heat exchangers, providing heating to the Surge Hospital plantroom via the distribution mains.
Plant Room 2- Cold water services, with cold water storage tanks and booster pump sets to provide water to the Surge Hospital.
Plant Room 3 – Medical air plant room providing medical gases to the Surge Hospital.
Plant Room 4 – Medical gases oxygen manifolds.
Plant Room 5 – Vacuum plant.
Plant Room 6 – Electrical switch room.
Within F P Hurley’s scope of works, electrical services were also delivered to the Surge Hospital and were carried out by our electrical partner, Amberwell Engineering Services.
Works began mid-September 2020 and completed in November 2020.
Matthew Cook, F P Hurley Project Manager, comments:
“The project has been a collective team effort with all parties required to mobilise extremely quickly to deliver the project on time. Collaboration between all those involved has been excellent and our employees and supply chain have gone above and beyond to deliver this facility in time for the winter. We are fortunate to have a high level of in-house healthcare expertise and are experienced in delivering projects under tight time constraints.
During these unprecedented times, we are proud to assist the NHS as they battle to cope with the new demands that are being placed on them.”
The facility, which will provide vital rehabilitation for patients who have been unwell for some time, accepted its first patient on the 27th December 2020. The opening of the Lakeside Wing during these challenging times is a testament to the hard work, resolve and determination of all those involved. Further information on the project can be found by clicking on the image below.