Client: Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Location: Arrowe Park Hospital Project: Chilled Water pipework replacement Project Manager: Paul Cooper Project Value: £130k
The existing chilled water pipework serving Ward 53 was at the end of its useful life and required replacement. The existing pipework had been installed in pressfit carbon steel which had become corroded and was in danger of failing.
Kimpton were appointed to remove it in its entirety and replace the entire system with copper tubing.
The chilled water pipework from the chiller on the roof was corroded and in danger of failing and as part of the phased upgrades at the hospital, we were awarded the contract to replace the existing pipework with new copper piping throughout.
Chilled water pipework is routed from the roof mounted chiller through the ceiling void of the ward to fan coil units suspended above the ceiling. This also necessitated the removal and safe disposal of the old insulation and its replacement after the project was completed. The job also involved the safe reinstatement of the passive fire protection as the project progressed.
Working in live obstetrics and gynaecology wards presents the most daunting of challenges and careful coordination with the Arrowe Park ward sisters and nursing teams was vital to ensure zero disruption to patients and expectant mothers.
To deliver the project the team of 4/5 had quite disjointed work pattern during daytime, night time and evening shifts over the course of a few weeks, as we were granted access to different areas. Access equipment had to be brought in and then removed again between each of the different spells on site.