Proton Beam Therapy represents a major step forward in cancer treatment.
The key benefit of proton beam therapy is that it can treat hard to reach cancers without causing damage to the surrounding, healthy, tissues. In March 2015 the Health Secretary announced £250m investment to bring Proton Beam Therapy Units to London and Manchester for the first time.
This is advanced science in action and TClarke have played a major role, working in London’s biggest excavation, in basement areas five storeys and 28.5 metres deep, precision-installing 94 prefabricated modules which form part of the Proton Beam installation.
These modules contain electrical conduits from 160mm down to 35mm, including Stainless Steel Chilled Pipes, 500mm Ventilation ducts, Medical Gas Pipes, 350mm Cyclotron Quench Pipes and Vacuum pipes,
Where it wasn’t feasible to install modules TClarke installed over 2800m of loose lay conduits, a combined total over 8000 metres of plastic conduits and over 400m of Stainless steel pipes are buried beneath approximately 21,000 cubic metres of concrete.
TClarke deliver full service - manufacture and installation of prefab modules.
The modules have all been manufactured by TClarke at our Stansted Manufacturing Facility. Once on site the setting out of the module is done with the use of the Trimble Robotic Total Station 873 the tolerances on the accuracy was +/- 10mm where the conduits terminated each room.
Clive Carr, Director of TClarke London commented, as some of the last of our modules was delivered and installed onsite.
‘This has been a job where absolute precision has been required, operating in a very challenging environment. TClarke has had control all the way, from manufacture through to installation and I’m very proud of what the team has achieved and our involvement in such a wonderful project. Of course, all of our hard work has been encased in concrete and so, there’s been no room for error at any stage - once the concrete is poured, that’s it!’