Lorne Stewart Engineering


Below is a selection of our healthcare sector case studies. For further information, please contact us and we will deal with your request.

Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Caerphilly (DfL)
Client: Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Value: £34 million
Main Contractor: BAM Construction

Lorne Stewart Engineering delivered this 30,000m2, design and build contract with 269 single bedrooms on programme and below budget with over 278,000 man hours worked accident and incident free and has achieved NEAT Excellent.

The Scheme was designed around the use of Biomass boilers, dual fuel gas boilers and solar thermal hot water generation. It encompassed the latest technology around modular wiring solutions and off-site fabrication of all corridor modules and plant rooms which were manufactured at our 41000ft2 manufacturing facility at Hartlebury in the West Midlands.

Key highlights

  • Whole hospital Single bed room design
  • Bio-mass boiler primary heat source
  • 100% electrical system redundancy
  • Orthopaedic operating theatres
  • Energy efficient lighting design control
  • Services distribution using off site pre-fabricated service modules
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Electrical services wiring utilising plug and play modular wiring devices.

Royal Gwent Hospital
Client: Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Value: £8 million
Main Contractor: BAM Construction

Under the Designed for Life framework, The Royal Gwent Hospital at Newport invested in the modernisation of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure within the building which dated back to the 1970s.

The main works were carried out over a two year period and included the full replacement of the main LV electrical distribution systems and main chiller plant replacement and infrastructure modifications.

Key highlights

  • LED emergency lighting system
  • New water main infrastructure and chiller installation
  • Building management system
  • No unscheduled services interuptions
  • Replacement theatre canopies
  • Replacement of main LV distribution
  • Upgrade of gynaecology and endoscopy plant
  • Delivered in a live hospital environment

Cardiff University Hospital of Wales A&E
Client: Cardiff & Vale UHB
Value: £1.1 million
Main Contractor: Interserve

Over a 12 month period from Lorne Stewart carried out mechanical and electrical refurbishment works to the existing building and provided M&E facilities to the new extension.

The programme of works was provided to take into account the extremely busy, live department ensuring minimum disruption to the hospital and included the temporary relocation of the resuscitation area into the new extension.

Key highlights

  • Medical gases, ventilation and comfort cooling
  • Sprinklers
  • LPHW heating and building management controls
  • Providing separate M&E facilities to the isolation suite within the A&E department
  • Nurse call and medical trunking
  • Fire alarms
  • DATA and containment
  • Lighting/LED emergency lighting
  • Small power and new distribution boards
  • Door access
  • CCTV
  • Staff panic alarms

Glan Clwyd Linear, North Wales
Client: Welsh Health Estates
Value: £2.1 million
Main Contractor: BAM Construction

A two-storey new build extension to house two new Variant Linear Accelerators and associated first floor office accommodation adjacent to the existing Cancer Treatment Centre.

Key highlights

  • Medical Gases
  • New Gas Main
  • Pneumatic Transfer Systems
  • Variant Machines
  • Phillips C.T Scanner
  • Carrier Chiller Water Systems
  • New H.T Infrastructure

Moorgate Primary Care Centre, Bury
Client: Bury PCT
Value: £1.6 million
Main Contractor: Miller Construction

This two stage new build design and construction project for the Bury Primary Care Trust provides 4,000m2 of health facilities over four storeys. The health centre was designed to provide dental care and out-patient facilities for minor operations.

Key highlights

  • New build walk-in medical facility built over four floors with covered parking facility, dentist practice and operating facilities
  • Air-conditioned meeting and office facilities
  • Building management system with remote monitoring
  • Medical gas infrastructure
  • Programmable access control system for flexible building usage

Royal Worcestershire NHS Trust Oncology Building
Client: Royal Worcestershire NHS Trust
Value: £4 million
Main Contractor: Lend Lease

The project includes multiple consultation rooms, and five Linac suites for radiotherapy and cancer treatment, the development is part of the overall Worcestershire PFI hospital estate.

The internal environment is critical to the building operation, where temperature and humidity is controlled. This building also has a large central atrium to allow natural light to enter the space.

Key highlights

  • Conditioned environment utilising packaged chillers and air handling units and steam humidification
  • 4 pipe fan coil units to office spaces on first floor
  • Standby Generator
  • Radiant panels
  • Radiators
  • LED Lighting

AFSRC Ambulance & Fire Centre, Wrexham
Client: Welsh Health Estates
Value: £2 million
Main Contractor: BAM Construction

New Build project of a 3600m2 two-storey combined Ambulance and Fire Station. The project includes eight bays for engines, six bays for ambulances, with space for up to four in an internal cleaning and re-stocking zone and up to five in a fleet maintenance garage. The modern training facility provides a simulate search, ladder and fire training, road traffic collision area for firefighters and paramedics to practice getting casualties out together.

“We would like to commend Lorne Stewart Plc for their work on the AFSRC in Wrexham, the new headquarters for the Ambulance and Fire Services, which was carried out under the D4L framework. They were responsible for coordinating the MEP services and numerous specialist contractors. They did a great job in difficult circumstances.”

Daymon Brocklebank
Multi-Discipline Lead/Electrical Engineer

Yeoville District Hospital
Client: Yeoville District Hospital Foundation Trust
Value: £2 million
Main Contractor: Wates Construction

This Procure 21 Hospital project included Intensive Treatment Unit complete with Isolation Suite; Coronary Care Unit; Private Patients Ward; EBME workshop; Management Suite and re-modelling of the Main Entrance. Lorne Stewart was instrumental in providing value engineering solutions that improved programme durations and cost savings against the project target costs. These included changes to the bedhead trunking specification, electrical containment and cabling specifications as well emergency lighting.

Key highlights

  • Working in live hospital environment
  • Provision of isolation room within ITU
  • Soil stack modifications in tower block
  • Overcoming asbestos issues by collaborative programming and sequencing