Royal Free Hospital

Project Name: LINAC 2

Location: London

Value: 400,000

Principal Consultants: Ansell & Bailey, RSP, WT Partnership

Project Duration: 12 weeks

We undertook the refurbishment and upgrade of the LINAC2 suite at the Royal Free to provide a new, modern environment which facilitated the installation of a new linear accelerator by the specialist Varian.

Work included a full strip out and refit of the main Linac space and accompanying areas, as well as an upgrade of the existing infrastructure services to support the new M&E design. The existing lead protection regime in the area as a whole was reviewed and supplemented as required to meet current criteria. We also installed new air handling and air conditioning systems to manage airflow and cooling.

A key element to the success of the project was the early engagement with Varian so as to determine their precise requirements, programme and sequencing in relation to getting the kit onto site, the subsequent installation process and then the final testing and commissioning of the linear accelerator.