New £30m project to provide 74 acute mental health beds
ATC look forward to working with Vaughan Engineering Services Limited on this project with GRAHAM BAM Healthcare Partnership.
The new £30M facility to provide 74 acute mental health beds, including 6 psychiatric intensive care beds to replace the current inpatient provision for greater Belfast.
The new facility consists of a collection of units, arranged around a cloistered garden with communal and staff areas to ensure that the environment helps patients and their families towards recovery in a specially designed therapeutic environment.
The modern facility will support the development of the Belfast Trust’s Acute Mental Health service and will offer high standards of treatment and evidence-based interventions for service users experiencing an acute phase of mental illness.
The building heating requirements is met by a dedicated low pressure hot water system provided by three duel fuel boilers to serve the AHU’s and underfloor heating. The air handling units are fully controlled by the BMS with a dedicated MCC and BMS outstation for each AHU.
The occupied areas are heated by underfloor heating and ventilated from the AHU serving the block, each UFH manifold will have its own control panel to provide control of the room temperature via the BMS. In bedroom areas the BMS provides control of the ventilation dampers serving each bedroom space by providing modulating control of the damper based on rise in temperature or Co2. The local outstations are Bacnet enabled and are interfaced to the main BMS via Bacnet network controllers located in the main AHU panels which are connected onto the client IT network with the main plant control panels.
A Trend 963 Supervisor located at the Hospital Estates Department will provide access to operating parameters and status of all the primary plant, AHU’s and UFH Manifolds. The BMS Supervisor will provide a graphical interface to the each item of plant and where the BMS provides control within the rooms these will be accessed through floor layouts depicting the field devices in each space.
ATC are also responsible for the electrical wiring associated with the BMS with the install being provided by Braid Electrical Services Ltd.