Once seen as a temporary measure, modular buildings are a fantastic way of extending or building new healthcare facilities, now that they have been designed to have a permanent stature. Unlike normal building regulations, health care facilities have to follow a more stringent and strict set of guidelines; therefore the buildings must comply to the highest standards of precision, integrity and quality in construction.
Ever changing government policies is not the only restriction on the building of new healthcare facilities, it is also the budget which tremendously limits what can be done. Hospitals across the UK, including the Hull Royal Infirmary have taken advantage of modular buildings as they are proven to be the most effective way of expansion and development. This is because the building can be delivered on time and on budget.
Summary of key reasons why you should consider a portable building:
- Modular buildings are highly flexible and therefore can be built to any required size, even with multiple storeys. Also, if you need to make changes to your building at a later date, these buildings offer you the flexibility to do this.
- They have been found to deliver a finished product up to 50% faster than traditional buildings. This because they are pre-fabricated in factories, meaning that they are not affected by things that will slow or hinder the projects such as bad weather.
- The fact that they are built in a factory off-site results in less disruption to your patients and staff whilst you expand your plot.
- You could accommodate new operating theatres, diagnostic facilities, wards, sterile areas, A&E departments, out-patient facilities, large open waiting rooms, and even reception areas. Therefore modular buildings could be the answer to all your hospital needs.
- The buildings can be planned so that you are able to have sensitive specialist treatment rooms, which cater for laser eye surgery, operating theatres and ultrasound scanning.
- The floors in the buildings can be designed so that they meet the criteria for specialist equipment’s that are used in hospitals.
- All manufactured buildings for hospitals are built to meet the most rigorous regulations.
- Your building could either be seamlessly linked to an existing facility, or it could stand alone.
No other construction method can compete with the level of efficiency that modular buildings continually deliver. So if you want a building which complies to strict healthcare regulations, causes a minimum level of disruption, and can be delivered on time and on budget, you should look no further than a modular building.