NEW DANISH HOSPITAL EMBRACES MODULAR OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION
Updated: May 12, 2020
MARS Satellite Emergency Radiology Clinic in Copenhagen to provide acute care new approach
Riga, Latvia, and Copenhagen, Denmark – March 2, 2020 – Forta PRO, a Latvian-based modular construction company, has recently completed the MARS Satellite Radiology Clinic building in cooperation with MT Højgaard, a Danish construction company. The MARS clinic was produced as modular building off-site in Forta PRO factories in Latvia. It is a venture of the Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, established to provide additional acute care services to patients for faster and more advanced medical research.
MARS Satellite Radiology Clinic combines 24 steel frame modules weighing up to 27 tons each. The most substantial blocks are equipped with all the necessary protection systems to provide safe and efficient operation for quicker patient diagnostics. The modules were designed, produced, and assembled to fit the most modern medical equipment, last generations of X-Ray, CT, and MRI scanners.
Using prefabricated modular technology allowed Forta PRO to complete the onsite construction in only two weeks without disturbing neighboring working clinical departments or blocking the traffic pathways for ambulances. Assembling blocks at the factory and shipping them only to put together onsite allows for low impact on surrounding clinical facilities, low dust levels, and low noise in comparison with conventional construction.
Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital is one of Denmark Capital Region's 4 emergency hospitals dating back to 1913. As of today, it employs 3,000 medical staff who manage 80,000 emergency and 400,000 outpatient visits per year. A new modern 85,000 square meters clinical building named "New Hospital Bispebjerg" will be built in the coming few years. MARS Satellite Radiology Clinic was the first successful step.
On the opening ceremony, Mr. Kristian Antonsen, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital Chief Medical Officer said: "We are very impressed by our construction partners from Latvia who have built a modular building locally and shipped it over the Baltic Sea to the location where it's been assembled. We are very excited to have this modular building. It will contain the acute facilities for acute care and, what is very important, CT scanners, MRI scanner, and conventional radiology. We are very excited to have this building in the center of Copenhagen for the benefit of more than 500,000 inhabitants at the center of Copenhagen."