Hygieia first at Scotland’s largest ever healthcare scheme

Mercury Engineering managed the entire construction programme at the hospital, one of the most advanced medical facilities in the world, which includes a 14 storey adult hospital and a 5 storey children’s hospital. The facility also has 20 modern operating theatres and is home to major specialised services for renal medicine, transplantation and vascular surgery.

Due to the complex nature of this project, Marco supplied its trunking system to suit Mercury Engineering’s exact requirements, and the Hygieia specification was utilised across the vast hospital site.

Gavin Hanlon, electrical manager at Mercury Engineering said: ‘Mercury learned about the Hygieia product from previous Marco case studies and their success on other large healthcare projects.

The Hygieia specification is a perfect fit in environments where the spread of bacterial growth must be controlled, which was a key factor to Mercury when considering the hygiene requirements of a modern day hospital.

Mercury is very happy with the products that Marco supply.  Not only are the products of good quality, but Marco themselves as an organisation are very good with communication and delivery of products.’

Marco utilises silver ion technology within its Hygieia specification to create a defence against 99.9% of harmful bacteria growth. This provides built-in protection from, and prevents the growth of, bacteria including MRSA, E-Coli, Salmonella, Klebsiella Pneumoniae and Streptococci; along with fungi, mildew and mould. 

The antimicrobial compound is incorporated into the uPVC, and is therefore an integral part of the Trunking. Therefore, there is no degradation of performance if the surface becomes scratched or damaged. 

All antimicrobial products are tested in accordance with ISO22196:2007, which specifies the method of evaluating the antibacterial activity of treated uPVC products and is in compliance with all relevant European regulations. 

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