Hybrid Theatres, Manchester Royal Infirmary , Manchester
The 620m2 new hybrid endovascular theatre suite is set to transform the treatment of patients at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. The suite consists of two hybrid theatres equipped with advanced technology, including a robotic C-arm with the ability to scan patients during surgery. The design and installation of a suite of this complexity demanded extreme due-diligence; AFL led a sophisticated 3D approach using BIM in order to provide a true 360° analysis of the available space. An innovative modular construction technique was used which meets all fire, radiation and sound insulation requirements, but can be quickly disassembled for rapid access.