EOS were appointed by Taylor Hart to supply the the main frame and SFS infill of this £7.8 Million project.
A landmark building for Market Harborough, this new centre on the St Luke’s site will provide a modern and technically advanced health facility pooling together a wide range of healthcare services which are currently delivered across a number of NHS sites throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
The facilities will feature a combination of outpatient services which include: primary care, including general practice; outpatient services and diagnostics, including an x-ray department; mental health services; physiotherapy and occupational therapy; and some non-clinical, administrative services.
EOS were heavily involved from the outset and provided crucial input at the design stages to help speed up the approval process and ensure that the tight programme schedule was achieved.
The steel main frame was hot rolled with concrete slabs and used general SFS infill from ground floor to second floor. EOS provided bespoke wind post details to accommodate large openings into areas where structural steel was tapering to form a roof slope.
There were areas of brise soleil sun shading which were connected directly back to the SFS. EOS also specified additional pieces of steel to fit within the SFS sections in order to bolster the thickness and ability of the SFS studs and to support the load of the brise soleil.
EOS’ involvement with the project delivery team from the design stages through to installation paid dividends in completing this to programme and within budget.
In addition to the tight time frame, noise abatement was a major consideration during the build due to the close proximity of existing hospital recovery wards. EOS pre-engineered their system offsite to reduce noise and speed up installation time on site minimising levels of disruption.
Elliot Howard-Jones, Director of Commissioning Operations for NHS England (Central Midlands), said: “This building is one of our biggest investments in planned care in the area and part of our commitment to ensuring the people of Market Harborough and the surrounding communities have access to first-class, modern healthcare services.”