3T & Hybrid Theatre MRI, Leeds

Client: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

A concept design presented to the Trust by the healthcare team, when invited to submit proposals demonstrating innovative thinking for a new 3T MRI scanner and Hybrid theatre.

Faced with restricted space in the existing third-floor plan of the current theatre complex, and the need to maintain clinical operations in the unit during the addition of a new theatre and MRI scanner, the proposal presented was in its majority a prefab extension to the existing accommodation.

The ‘outside the box’ thinking meant the existing operations would remain uninterrupted until the final breakthrough of the building fabric and services, whilst the design solution minimised the work on the constrained site.

Imagery: Courtesy of DLA FreemanWhite