Project of the year award for new ward and ICU build

AGH Solutions have won an award for their new modular build which includes a new intensive care unit (ICU) and additional ward, on site at Airedale Hospital.

The team won the Project of the Year category at the prestigious Health Estates and Facilities Management Association (HEFMA) awards for their £15m modular build project which uses the latest modern methods of construction. It includes the development of a 3500m2 new ICU and 30 bed ward at Airedale NHS Foundation trust, which is the first known all electric inpatient unit in the NHS. This is a pioneering project with excellent sustainability credentials. Alongside managing this project, the team also manage the significant remedial works needed in the older parts of the hospital which are built of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) panels.

The modular building will be the first known all electric inpatient building. All heating and hot water will be provided from electric sources and all electricity supplied to the Trust is purchased from renewable sources so therefore the building will have an exceptionally low Carbon footprint and this is enhanced by the 3 air source heat pumps and 80 solar electricity panels on the roof.

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) will move into the new facility in the summer and Ward 16 – its current home – will be turned into a second decant ward. Using these two decant wards, a rolling programme of upgrade work will be undertaken, tackling 4-6 wards in the first year and continue until all wards have been completed.

FURTHER INFORMATION

AGH Solutions was created in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airedale NHS FT. It is responsible for delivering Estates, Facilities and Procurement Services for the Trust and other NHS organisations.

Winners of the awards were announced at a ceremony on 12 May.

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