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Case Study: Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast - Fire Strategy Report, Engineering
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Client: Health Estates
Description of the Project:
Phase 2B of the Royal Victoria hospital development is located at the south west of the existing hospital site. The new Critical Care Unit developments is made up of 12 storeys. This unit comprise A&E on the ground level, four operating theatres which are linked to the existing theatre suite, 48 critical care beds, an education centre, a burns unit for in and out patients, and a helipad on the roof. The layout has been designed such that visitor accommodation and circulation around the perimeter, separated from the clinical areas and the critical care beds by glazed screens with internal blinds.
LWF were appointed to provide specialist fire safety advice to the design team in their continuing development proposals for the Critical Care Unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital. LWF involvement includes:
• Development of a detailed fire strategy report in which the new building fits into the overall site fire strategy;