J P Dunn Construction was appointed to undertake the enabling works for a new imaging centre at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. It is the UK’s largest specialist heart and lung centre that focuses on providing the best respiratory care and healing environment to its patients. The new imaging centre will consist of four levels, with the two basement levels designed for building services and MRI scanners.
Due to the proximity of the existing buildings surrounding the site, the main road and the hospital vehicle access ramp, an innovative approach to this excavation project was required. Around 9350m3 of waste material will need to be moved during the 3 month excavation.