Belfast City Hospital
About this project
We were appointed as principal contractor to manage the upgrade of the existing main switchboards, 1 and 2 together with the replacement of current main maintained switchboard within the basement of the Tower Block at Belfast City Hospital (BCH).
The works included disconnection and removal of existing main switchboard and the new installation of a new form 4 type 6 main maintained switchboard together with modifications to the other two switchboards.. We also completed installation of new remote generator connection boxes, hired mobile generators and completed testing and commissioning on the hospital site.
Our precision project management contributed to the successful completion of this complex series of works. We managed timely ‘electrical shutdowns’ and the switchover to four main generator backups to allow the effective and efficient delivery of this electrical upgrade.
Project Challenges at a Glance
- Live acute hospital environment
- Live HV/LV systems/isolations.
- Maintaining staff, patients’ and visitors’ safety.
- Traffic management.
- Restricted and shared access/facilities.
- Hospital security.
- Infection control.