HEAT Project Salisbury

Salisbury Health, Education and Technology (HEAT) Project
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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury, UK


Strategy, Information Management, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)



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Salisbury Health, Education and Technology (HEAT) is a hospital project that plans to combine new education, training and research capacity, while also providing new hospital facilities that will embrace the best of modern technology. By bringing education, training and technology together with health, it will foster new research, development and supply chain opportunities to drive wider community and environmental benefits.

Integrating environmentally sensitive and net zero carbon developments within Salisbury District Hospital, the project will provide new facilities and drive wider community benefits. This project will also see the addition of a new electric care centre (ECC) on site, adding over 6,000 sq ft. to the facility.

The NHS has mandated the use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), with a target of 70% Pre-manufactured value (PMV) of its New Hospitals Programme (NHP), and BIM Academy has been appointed to act as MMC advisor on this project for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) – an NHS foundation trust based in Salisbury that covers South Wiltshire, North and East Dorset and South West Hampshire.

BIM Academy is supporting its sister company, Ryder Architecture, in the provision of advisory services on the MMC approach to the project, and has developed a full MMC strategy. This will be used to support the initial building design, which will also be carried through to the building phase.
MMC uses offsite manufacturing and onsite techniques which differ from traditional construction methods and aims to increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact in the construction process. This approach reduces costs and waste while increasing productivity, improving the quality of the build, as well as the health and safety of the workforce.

This MMC designed facility, once complete, will ensure a consistent level of comfort and improve patient experience, while allowing a flexibility in the design of the hospital through the standardised MMC grid, providing modular repeatable rooms, as well as providing a sustainable focused design.

In undertaking the MMC Advisory Role on the project, BIM Academy has assisted the project team in its understanding of the current level of MMC adoption, identified opportunities for increased use of MMC principles, and created a MMC strategy for the project to take into further design and construction stages as the project progresses.