Case Study

Chord Engineering demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication in completing critical healthcare infrastructure projects, significantly contributing to patient care and hospital efficiency, especially during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their innovative solutions and commitment to sustainability have set a high standard in the industry.


  • St Helier Hospital: To complete an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with high specification requirements, including security, fire alarms, data infrastructure, and electrical distribution backed by UPS systems.
  • Royal Free Hospital: Installation of MRI scanners, gamma cameras, and x-ray machines, while ensuring reduced energy usage and adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

Solutions Implemented

  • St Helier Hospital: Installation of 1.5Km of sub mains cabling by over 40 cable pullers and electricians, working through nights and weekends in live hospital corridors while maintaining strict social distancing.
  • Royal Free Hospital: Efficient installation of state-of-the-art medical equipment, addressing COVID-19 challenges, and proposing an energy-saving lighting control system.


  • St Helier Hospital: Completed ICU five weeks ahead of schedule, increasing capacity for COVID-19 patients and saving lives.
  • Royal Free Hospital: Enhanced scanning and imaging capacity, reduced waiting times, improved diagnostic imaging quality, and successful installation of x-ray machines. Additionally, proposed a solution to cut energy usage by up to 50%.

Professionalism and Adaptability

  • Team worked professionally and tirelessly under strict COVID-19 protocols.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, efficient planning, and coordination in challenging circumstances.
  • Adhered to new infection control requirements and managed supply chain delays.

Impact and Contribution

  • Direct contribution to the healthcare sector by equipping hospitals with essential facilities.
  • Improvement in patient care and experience.
  • Significant reduction in the hospitals' energy bills and carbon footprint.

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