Offsite specialist Premier Modular has landed its largest ever healthcare contract with a £21m deal to construct a new outpatient services building at King's College Hospital in London.
The 3,450sqm, four-storey scheme will be built offsite with Premier as main contractor leading the project team which includes delivery partner Claritas, P+HS Architects, and M&E specialists, TClarke.
Dan Allison, Divisional Director at Premier Modular, said: "The use of an offsite solution for this project will ensure faster delivery and earlier occupation, to the benefit of patient care.
"Offsite construction is safer, quieter and cleaner than in-situ construction, which will radically reduce disruption during the build phase to staff and patients, and the surrounding residential community.
"This type of building solution is also enormously beneficial on restricted hospital sites such as this, reducing the amount of plant, materials, and vehicle movements to site by undertaking as much work in the factory as we can. The new building has access roads to three sides and is immediately adjacent to the Normanby Building.
"We are working to a short programme to bring these state-of-the art facilities into use as early as possible this year, to the benefit of patients and to assist with the rising demand for hospital services."
Demolition and site preparation work started on site ahead of the main contract award.
Premier Modular is providing a full turnkey construction package for the project including engagement with the clinical team at the design stages, development of a highly sustainable M&E strategy, demolition of an existing building on the site, groundworks, offsite manufacture, module installation, and fitting out.
Source: Contruction Enquirer Directory