Final preparations are underway ahead of world renowned heart and lung hospital Royal Papworth completing its biggest operation yet – moving into a state-of-the-art new facility on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
The celebrated hospital, responsible for a number of medical firsts such as the world’s first successful heart, liver and lung transplant, has taken possession of the new £165m premises 12 miles from its original home in the village of Papworth Everard. Following hand over by developers Skanska, staff are now busy undergoing training in the new facilities as well as kitting out all departments, ahead of welcoming the first patients in April.
Construction of the new 40,000 sg ft site, which provides 310 beds and includes seven operating theatres, has taken more than three years to complete. Throughout that time, Brentwood worked with Skanska to provide on-site wireless communications, supplying a fleet of Motorola digital two ways radios.
As with all construction contractors, Skanska’s priority was getting a reliable, robust mobile communications solution to support operations management and safety protocols. We recommended Motorola digital handsets for their advanced performance in audio, signal range and battery life longevity, plus their rich feature sets.
Over the course of the project, as construction progressed and on-site requirements changed, we periodically reviewed the solutions we supplied and upgraded handsets as necessary.
The last two way radio model we supplied to Skanska was the Motorola DP4400e, part of company’s high performance E-series.
As well as boasting a range of enhanced technical features, the DP4400e is a hardy handset ideal for the tough conditions of a construction site. With an IP68 rating for water resistance and dust protection, it can be used comfortably outside in all weather conditions and will suffer no ill effects from exposure to things like cement dust.
With safety features such as an Emergency Button and Lone Worker monitoring to the fore, the DP4400e also benefits Motorola’s very latest audio technology. Thanks to digital noise cancellation and intelligent volume control, critical messages can always be heard even when users are working around heavy machinery.
Despite enjoying higher output than comparable digital two way radios, which means signal range extends further than average, guaranteeing coverage over a 40,000 sq ft, multi-storey complex is a challenge even for a sophisticated model like the DP4400e. We therefore also supplied Motorola DR3000 repeater units to help improve signal efficiency and therefore extend the effective network area.
Construction is just one of many sectors of industry Brentwood has extensive experience supplying with two way radio solutions.
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