Portakabin completes 20-bed hospital facility
By Sarah McCay28 October 2014
Portakabin Hire has completed the construction of a fully serviced 20-bed ward facility for Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, UK.
The build time took less than three months. The facility is on hire for an initial one-year contract.
Clive Austin, project lead manager at the hospital, said, “We went out to a number of modular building suppliers and Portakabin was the first to ensure a handover date within our timescales.
“We were confident in the company’s track record and that Portakabin Hire buildings met the required NHS standards. Its Crown Commercial Service framework agreement also allowed us to fast track the order.
The gradient of the site required extensive ground works, including five foot foundation pads which Portakabin completed within just one week of receiving the order.
Work carried out included all site works, installation of climate control systems, data communications, fire alarms, nurse call systems, bedhead trunking, medical gas services, automated doors, video entry, furnishings and a link bridge to connect the new ward to the main hospital.
The 747 m2 building incorporates a mix of four-bed and single-bed en-suite rooms, a large reception area, nurses’ station, shower rooms, kitchen, utility rooms, quiet room and stores.