The three hospitals of the Sint Maarten general hospital will come together in a new campus on Liersesteenweg in Mechelen. The complex will cover an area of 114,000 m2, and will accommodate 733 beds and house fourteen operation rooms (ORs). As part of the installation and fixed furnishings Project Team, Jansen Building Group is responsible for, among other things, the installation of the operation rooms. As these rooms contain equipment that generate radiation, all ORs are fitted with lead lined plaster panels.
Sven van de Putte, foreman at Jansen Building Group: “During the installation work of the ORs we have used no less than 1,700 m2 of VarioShield and VarioShieldPlus panels lined with 2 mm and 3 mm lead sheets. These are heavy panels, so the fact that they are relatively easy to handle is quite something.”
Koen Dreesen, head of purchasing at Jansen, has his own perspective on this: “Being a purchaser, figures are very important to me. What is the result at the end of the day? Is the chosen option a good solution, both from a technical and financial point of view? As such large projects take two to three years to complete, the first major advantage was that a fixed price was given for the entire duration of the project. A second advantage is that the lines of communication are very short and effective, as are the deliveries. As it is possible to use customised sizes, there is little to no waste, and therefore no losses either. The final, but most important advantage is the high number of units installed compared with standard systems. Put all these factors together and you can clearly see that we have made the right choice, both in financial and technical terms.”
Project: Sint Maarten General Hospital in Mechelen (Belgium)
Client: Jansen Building Group
Products: VarioShield and VarioShieldPlus
Surface area of lead lined plaster panels: 1,700 m2