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Yorkon awarded £10m off-site hospital construction job

7 May 10 Yorkon has won a £10m contract for the off-site construction of a new hospital building at Colchester General Hospital from Kier Eastern.

Yorkon has won a £10m contract for the off-site construction of a new hospital building at Colchester General Hospital from Kier Eastern. 

Kier is Principal Supply Chain Partner appointed by the Trust under the ProCure21 framework to provide the new facility, which is worth £20m in total.

Portakabin subsidiary Yorkon is manufacturing and fitting out the building off site in York and will install it in two phases to allow an existing ward facility on the site to remain in use for longer.

Andy Knowles, project manager at Kier Eastern, said, “Taking an off-site approach for the project was the ideal solution, and we estimate it has reduced the programme by around six months.

“The project is a prime example of the advantages of off-site manufacture – providing a fast track site solution, safer working conditions and a considerable reduction in waste to landfill.”

David Johnson, director and general manager of Yorkon, said, “This is one of the most challenging healthcare projects we have undertaken to date. The shape of the site demanded a very complex modular layout, this is a highly constrained and congested site and there is only short window for construction.”

The new Yorkon pre-installed concrete floor will be used in all 148 modules – the first time this latest technology has been used for a complete building. The high performance floor is a modular solution for high traffic areas and to accommodate sensitive hospital equipment.

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