Rotary Building Services


Worldwide, Rotary Building Services has delivered some prestigious healthcare, pharmaceutical and laboratory projects that meet the highest standards for public and private sector clients.

St James's University Hospital, Bexley Wing, Leeds
Client: Catalyst Healthcare
Value: £60 million
Main Contractor: Lend Lease

Rotary delivered building services for this £168m, 30 year PFI Oncology Unit based at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds. The Bexley Wing incorporates twelve linear accelerators for the treatment of cancer and related illnesses and all other departments, including wards, theatres and laboratories.

Rotary’s M&E package comprised the co-ordination, installation and commissioning of: drainage, rainwater, sprinklers, ventilation, medical gas, BMS, chilled/process water, steam, heating, power, lighting, fire alarm, CCTV/security, nurse call and IM&T.

The primary heating medium is spare steam from the existing Hospital. This is used to produce chilled/process water via 35 ton Trane absorption chillers and heating/domestic water via TC fluid control heat exchangers. Local space environmental control is delivered using Krantz active chilled beams.

Due to the number of services contained in the basement areas a traditional single service installation was used. However, on the upper floors fully co-ordinated multi-service modules are used for all corridor runs. These were manufactured off site and contain ventilation, pipework and electrical containment.

Manchester Joint Hospitals
Client: NHS Trust
Value: £65 million
Main Contractor: Lend Lease

Manchester Joint Hospitals is one of the largest hospitals in Europe and is the amalgamation of healthcare within the city of Manchester. The Main Hospital Building is at the centre of the new hospitals development and contains the main clinical facilities for the new Children’s Hospital together with the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Saint Mary’s Hospital for Women and the Manchester Royal Infirmary. It will also house major university research facilities on the site.

Work included: Full fresh air conditioning throughout with zoned re-heat batteries and isolated fan coil units, steam/hot water heating calorifiers, steam/domestic hot water plate heat exchangers/storage calorifiers, medical gases, IPS sanitaryware, fan coil units, ultra clean theatre canopies, renal water system, cryogenics system, smoke extract systems, underfloor entrances heating, radiant panel background heating, de-ionised water, soils/waste systems, rainwater systems, 5 steam dual fuel boilers, 12000 kg/hr each, 6 chillers, 1374 kW each, bulk water storage, 640,000 litres, bulk oil storage, 570,000 litres, medical gas plant, and chloride dioxide plant water treatment plant.

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Client: Medical Research Council
Value: £22 million
Client: BAM Construct

Rotary Building Services were responsible for the full electrical services installation to this high profile medical facility. To reduce vibration within the laboratories, all heavy equipment was housed in the four towers which are connected to the main building or in the Energy Centre.

Full height services voids between the floors were used for the services installation with all ductwork, pipework and electrics, readily accessible for maintenance and modification without the need to disturb the working areas.

Rotary’s work included: Lighting and emergency lighting, lighting control system, fire alarm, Security and access control, small power, specialist power installation / UPS, standby generators, high voltage power distribution, structured cabling, external lighting, lightning protection and surge protection.

Belfast City Hospital
Client: Department of Health & Social Services
Value: £9 million
Client: Graham Construction

The Belfast City Hospital is a 900-bed modern university teaching hospital, providing local acute services and key regional specialties, including renal medicine and transplantation, as well as a comprehensive range of cancer services.

This accommodation comprises a single storey reinforced concrete block and a six-storey building (including basement), and links to the tower block on two levels by bridges. It provides facilities for ten linear accelerator suites, two simulators, HDR IBU theatre and ablation units, imaging facilities for CT, MRI, x-ray, gamma cameras and a PET scanner, outpatient clinics for rehabilitation and palliative care together with 82 in-patient beds including five isolation beds, research and development facilities and staff rooms.