AMA carried out complete MEP services design for the new Outpatients Unit at Worthing Hospital. The OPD is a new clinical building with ward block for elderly services and an Outpatients Department. AMA duties included full mechanical, electrical and above ground drainage services design from concept to completion. The client brief was to heat and cool the building without any new fossil fuel burning equipment, whilst remaining within the tight cost restraints. AMA designed innovative and energy efficient engineering systems, these include ventilation heat recovery to improve the efficiency of the central air source heat pump plant during periods of low ambient temperature and heat reclaim to assist with domestic hot water production. The building achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
AMA employed to provide MEP services design for the Blood Sciences laboratory at St. Richard’s Hospital. The project included the relocation of the Blood Sciences into newly refurbished laboratory within St. Richard’s Hospital. AMA carried out full M&E services design, including IES thermal dynamic analysis, cooling for the 50kW equipment heat gains, specialist conditioned water supply and drainage system for specialised medical waste.
Medical School Expansion
AMA carried out mechanical and electrical services engineering for the Medical School expansion at Southampton General Hospital. The project included six new lecture rooms, offices, library, computer pool room and an extension to the restaurant. Services in the lecture rooms were left exposed below a decorated concrete soffit; ventilation consisted of low velocity conditioned air, supplied via perforated spiral duct, carefully co-ordinated with suspended luminaires. Heating and hot water services are derived from the hospital’s existing steam distribution system.
Breast Care Clinic
AMA appointed as building services engineers for this new two storey care clinic for the West Sussex Breast Screening Service at Worthing Hospital. AMA carried out full MEP services design for the clinic that achieved BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating. The building includes passive design features and a high efficiency air source heat pump providing heating and cooling. 14kWp photovoltaic array is incorporated into the roof structure. AMA used Autodesk MEP Revit for drafting and to deliver BIM compliant services design package.
Ambulance Resource Centre
AMA employed from inception to completion to provide MEP design duties for the new ambulance make ready facility for the South Central Services NHS Trust in Cosham. The resource centre ambulances respond to 999 emergency calls and also provide pre-arranged transport for patients. The resource centre is incorporated into an existing industrial building and includes administration offices, make ready ambulance bays with dedicated charging points, vehicle exhaust systems and internal vehicle parking.
Endoscopy (Phase 1)
AMA appointed to design MEP engineering services for a new endoscopy facility at Worthing Hospital. The project included the refurbishmet of existing areas and an infill in the old internal courtyard to form five state of the art endoscopy rooms. Our design incude positively pressurised treatment rooms and a new plate heat exchanger that facilitates the transfer of the existing hospital high temperature hot water to a low temperature hot water for space heating. As Phase 1 of the project is completed, AMA were appointed for Phase 2 of the works.
Laminar Flow Theatres
AMA appointed for full MEP services design to provide two new Laminar Flow Theatres at Worthing Hospital. The new theatres were built in the place of an existing ward, adjacent to a theatre suite on the 2nd floor of an operational hospital. The project was particularly challenging in terms of designing the engineering services and plant that would fit into the existing limited roof space without structural alterations; AMA used SketchUp for 3D visualisations and installation options. Our duties also included the design of new isolated power systems (IPS) and uninterruptible power systems (UPS) to serve the clinical risk category 5 areas.