Two-storey endoscopy unit in Rugby handed over

Modular construction specialist, Portakabin – appointed design and build contractor on the project – has handed over a new HTM and HBN-compliant two-storey Endoscopy Unit at the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust.

The new facility, built using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), is formed from 22 modules precision engineered and constructed at Portakabin’s York manufacturing facility and transported to the site. Following extensive groundworks, the building was then craned into position in just four days. Due to the nature of the procedures being carried out, Portakabin collaborated with a wide range of expert suppliers to procure and install specialist medical equipment. The spacious, modern facility has additional facilities including three fully equipped procedure rooms, two single sex six-bedded recovery bays, private discharge rooms, separate male and female waiting areas, and a large reception area. It also has a staff floor with a new rest area, office space, and changing rooms.

James Pearson, Divisional MD at Portakabin, said: “Using modular construction, we’ve been able to provide all the capabilities of a traditional build, with a much shorter programme time, without compromising on quality. We do this by constructing and fitting out almost 70 per cent of the building in our York factory, while civil works on site progressed.”

UHCW CEO, Professor Andy Hardy, said: “This project demonstrated our commitment to investing in the Hospital of St Cross, and we were delighted to work with Portakabin on bringing the plans to fruition. Easier access to a range of diagnostic services gives patients the best possible chance of earlier diagnosis and successful treatment. We are very proud of the new Endoscopy Unit, and our staff are enjoying working in spacious, modern facilities.”



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