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We work across a diverse and exciting range of healthcare and life science facilities. We are very proud of all our successful projects and want to share them with you. This section is updated frequently so please check back regularly for the latest news from MAT and MAT FM.
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Archive case studies 1
Lab for a leading UK university
Medical Air Technology (MAT) recently completed a high specification Containment Level 3 (CL3) facility for a leading UK university that wanted to expand its research capability.
Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
5-year service contract
MAT FM has been awarded a 5-year critical ventilation service and maintenance contract for the Hospital of St Cross and University Hospital, both of which are managed by the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trus
Ramsay Tees Valley Hospital
Specialist equipment package
Medical Air Technology (MAT) recently completed work at Tees Valley Hospital, a brand new £23m hospital provided by WW Medical Facilities and operated by Ramsay Health Care UK, designed to be a bespoke, patient-centred environment for care and treatment.
George Eliot Hospital
Total turnkey theatre upgrade
After the success of an earlier project at the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in Nuneaton, Medical Air Technology (MAT) has completed another major theatre refurbishment and upgrade on the site, further improving flexibility and patient flow.
Harrogate District Hospital
Total turnkey theatre upgrade
When Harrogate District Hospital, managed by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, wanted to completely refurbish and upgrade another of its operating theatres to make it suitable for orthopaedic surgery, Medical Air Technology (MAT) presented a total turnkey solution that combined competitive pricing with a world-class ultraclean ventilation (UCV) system and accompanying equipment package, ensuring patients and staff would benefit from the very best surgical facilities and supporting the hospital’s vision of providing “excellence every time”.
Fairfield General Hospital
Preparing for an increase in patient numbers
MAT recently completed work at Fairfield General Hospital, Bury. The hospital is managed by the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and is one of the main sites for elective surgery in the North Manchester area. The project has doubled the number of ultraclean theatres in the seven-theatre suite from two to four and increased the hospital’s orthopaedic capacity.
New CL3 suite
The best research deserves the best facilities, and when the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) needed a new purpose-built suite of microbiology containment laboratories for Dr Serge Mostowy
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Specialist equipment package
Medical Air Technology (MAT) recently completed the total refurbishment of four ultraclean operating theatres at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital. working with Kier and NG Bailey MAT was specified for the project by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Archive case studies 2
After completing several previous cleanroom and containment laboratory projects at Imperial College London, MAT was proud and excited to once again have the opportunity to work in partnership with such a prestigious institution to deliver the new research environments.
After initial designs were developed and approved, building work began in summer 2020 and the new cleanrooms were handed over in June 2021, the entire project having taken just 11 months.
Imperial College London is a global top ten university with a world class reputation. Its alumni include 14 Nobel Prize winners, including Sir Alexander Fleming.
To enable the highest level of research, the university offers the best
possible facilities. One of its flagship buildings is the £90m Sir Michael
Uren Hub, located at the White City campus. Designed as a
collaborative facility, the 13-storey Hub provides space for Imperial’s
world-leading researchers, engineers, scientists and clinicians to work
alongside one another to investigate some of the twenty first century’s
most urgent biomedical and healthcare problems.
FEATURES CONTAINED WITHIN THE CLEANROOMS:
The new cleanrooms MAT was commissioned to design and build both had to be ISO Class 6 standard to safely accommodate the semiconductor research that would be carried out in them. Class 6, as defined in ISO 14644-1:2015 Cleanrooms and Controlled Environments, refers to the cleanliness levels that must be met within the cleanroom.
In addition to having a high air change rate, an ISO 6 environment must be accessed through airlocks to preserve pressurisation differentials and prevent the migration of particles from outside into the cleanroom space, increasing one class at a time. So, users should pass through an ISO 8 environment, then an ISO 7 environment, before entering the ISO 6 cleanroom.
MAT acted as the designer and main contractor on the cleanroom project, working closely with the university to ensure minimum disruption to the other activities being carried out in the Sir Michael Uren Hub.
The team developed a design built around the complex research equipment and specialist tools that would be housed in the new cleanrooms. Work included final services connections and extensive bottled and house gases installation to several hazardous gases and associated gas detection systems.
HVAC design is complex and requires a highly skilled delivery team.
MAT is an expert in the provision of specialist HVAC systems. The HVAC system is at the heart of cleanroom design. Cleanroom HVACs differ from standard systems in that they have an increased air supply, different airflow patterns, use of high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, and room pressurisation, and clean to dirty room air cascades.
In order to meet the required air cleanliness, the air must pass through HEPA filters. The lower the ISO class, the more often the air must pass through the HEPA filter. This ‘air changes per hour’ rate (ACH) and the room volume are used to calculate the HVAC’s required airflow. A conventional HVAC system usually makes two to four air changes per hour, whereas in a cleanroom it can range anywhere from 10 to 250 or even more.
The ISO Class 6 cleanrooms at Imperial College London require air change rates from 50 to 70 per hour.
MAT designs, manufactures and installs bespoke critical ventilation systems and turnkey project solutions for new build and refurbishment projects. As a specialist contractor with many years’ experience, we are passionately committed to improving patient protection and end-user safety in demanding clinical, research and drug production arenas.
We have extensive experience of working in live environments and understand the challenges around delivering a project within an operational scenario.
In addition, MAT FM provides a range of competitively priced and highly effective service and maintenance packages for all core products and turnkey solutions offered by MAT or other suppliers, ensuring that equipment is maintained, serviced and validated correctly for optimum performance.
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