January 5, 2021

Ultra Clean Theatres

We are pleased to be working for East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, under their framework, on a very interesting project at Conquest Hospital. The project involves designing mechnanical and electrical engineering services for two new Ultra Clean Theatres, that are constructed in the existing Operating Theatres Department. The design involves HTM conpliant mechanical and electrical services, all designed to fit within existing plant areas. AMA used 3D laser scanning to survey the existing services, this helped with creating accurate existing drawings and strip out drawings.

November 6, 2020

Guildford Hospital ‘over the moon’ with Maternity Department

Guildford Hospital are ‘over the moon’, with their newly refurbished and reconfigured Maternity Department. The photos below show the new operating theatre and anaesthetic room. AMA were appointed by Royal Sussex NHS Foundation Trust for full mechanical and electrical services duties, from inception to completion. Project value £ 2.3 million.

September 11, 2020

New AMA Website

AMA are pleased to launch our new look website today!

September 1, 2020

Guildford Hospital Pathology Project Completed

£2 million Pathology project is now complete and handed over at Guildford Hospital. AMA appointed by Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to carry out full duties, associated with creation of new laboratories within the existing Pathology Building. All works were carried out adjacent to live areas.

August 30, 2020

Overheating Mitigation Study for East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

We are working for East Sussex Healthcare Trust on carrying out a study of options for mitigating overheating in ward areas of an existing hospital. Our study focuses on improving ventilation and reducing solar gain. We are using IES to model the impact of different scenarios and finding the most effective options.

August 15, 2020

Universal Quantum

AMA are pleased to be working for Universal Quantum, designing mechanical and electrical engineering services for their new research laboratory based in Brighton & Hove. Universal Quantum are developing the first scalable quantum computer.

July 11, 2020

LINAC fit-out completed

A flagship fit-out of a new LINAC (linear accelerator) unit at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford.  This LINAC device is most commonly used for external beam radiation treatments for patients with cancer. It delivers high-energy x-rays or electrons to the region of the patient’s tumor.  The actual model installed as a part of this project is a revolutionary type and the first of its kind to be installed within the UK.

The works comprised of the complete M&E installations to serve the ‘Bunker’ and ‘Maze’ (in which the LINAC device is installed, and the Control Room and Technical Room where all the associated control equipment is installed to allow the staff to carry out the intricate procedures.

Royal Surrey County Hospital currently has 6 LINAC devices.  Each LINAC unit has to be designed with its’ own separate M&E system to enable independent shut downs for routine maintenance etc. without impacting on the other 5 devices.

May 20, 2020

Update – AMA Covid-19 social distancing procedures

To follow social distancing guidelines, virtual design team meetings are the preferred option. AMA employees shall not attend meetings within confined spaces, including site huts and meeting rooms. Staff attendance may be permitted to informal outdoor meetings and walk-around meetings, subject to risk assessment and director approval. We are carrying out site visits and surveys, subject to risk assessment and agreeing the method prior to attendance. Our office is now open for staggered working, but AMA employees are primarily working remotely.

April 29, 2020

Operating Theatres Refurbishment at Guildford Hospital

Refurbishment of existing operating theatres 6-10 at Guildford Hospital is successfully completed, whilst working adjacent to live developments. AMA provided M&E consultancy services, and designed a temporary extract system to prevent adhesive emissions reaching adjacent live theatre environments.

April 3, 2020

Update – AMA business during shutdown

AMA team are continuing to work remotely through the shutdown. We use Microsoft Teams to carry on with design work and for design and project meetings. So far it’s working well. We have a virtual assistant facility at our office, with co-ordinated incoming calls.