Proton Partners is building the multi-million pound facility and it will be operated by its subsidiary Rutherford Diagnostics. It will be used to quickly diagnose both private and NHS patients
Mechanical engineering and electrical specialist Steven A Hunt & Associates has secured a six figure contract to work on a new hi-tech medical diagnostics centre in Liverpool’s £2bn Knowledge Quarter.
Proton Partners is building the multi-million pound facility and it will be operated by its subsidiary Rutherford Diagnostics. It will be used to quickly diagnose both private and NHS patients.
Steven Hunt will work with main contractor Morgan Sindall on the project and will act as engineering consultant to design the building services throughout the new facility, which will include mechanical ventilation to all floors, air conditioning, heating served from the sitewide energy centre, lighting, power, fire alarms and full access control.
Steve Hunt, managing director of Steven Hunt & Associates, said: “This modern facility will be truly world class and I can’t think of a better home for it than Liverpool.”
The new five-storey development will become part of the innovative medical hub within the Knowledge Quarter, the new home to the Royal College of Physicians’ northern headquarters, the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West.
Set to transform treatment for cancer patients throughout the UK, the new diagnostics centre will be one of the few facilities to offer a range of diagnostic services which will include MRI, CT, PET and Ultrasound.
Ron Russell, head of operations for Rutherford Diagnostics, added: “We are building a centre that will, for many years, provide local people with access to cutting edge medical diagnostic technology which will have a real impact on health outcomes for the whole region.”
The work on the new diagnostics centre is already underway with the completion expected autumn next year.