£21m contract win for offsite building specialist

Premier Modular, an offsite building specialist, has been awarded a £21m contract to construct a new outpatient services building at King’s College Hospital in London.

The 37,100 sq ft, four-storey scheme is Premier’s largest single healthcare project since the business was established 65 years ago.

Manufactured offsite in Brandesburton, this large-scale building will allow the Trust to free up space within the main hospital to help cut waiting times and improve the patient experience for urgent care services.

As main contractor, Premier will be leading the delivery team which includes Yorkshire-based P+HS Architects.

The project follows Premier’s delivery of a £10m contract for the offsite construction of a 62-bed Priority Assessment Unit at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.

The new outpatient services building at King’s College Hospital will provide 48 purpose-designed consultation rooms and eight procedure rooms for a range of services.

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.”

Stephen Hatcher, associate at P+HS Architects, added: “The building is designed to minimise impact on the environment over its life and is targeting a BREEAM excellent rating.

“It will have areas of green roof to encourage biodiversity, a highly insulated building fabric to reduce heat loss and running costs, energy-efficient ventilation and electric air source heat pump system for heating, and solar panels for electricity generation.”

Premier Modular is providing a full construction package for this project including design development, demolition of an existing building on the site, groundworks, offsite manufacture, module installation, and fitting out.