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Premier Modular lands its largest healthcare contract

6 Jan Offsite builder Premier Modular has won a £21m contract to construct a new outpatient services building for King’s College Hospital in south London.

Artist's impression of King’s College Hospital's planned outpatient services building
Artist's impression of King’s College Hospital's planned outpatient services building

The 3,450 sqm, four-storey scheme is Premier’s largest health sector project in its 65-year history.

As main contractor, Premier leads a project team that includes Claritas, P+HS Architects and M&E specialist TClarke.

Groundworks began last summer. Delivery and construction of the modular building gets going this month, with internal fit-out scheduled for spring.

Premier Modular is providing a full turnkey construction package including engagement with the clinical team at the design stages, development of M&E strategy, demolition of an existing building on the site, groundworks, offsite manufacture, module installation, and fitting out.

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Premier Modular divisional director Dan Allison 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.”

The contact was awarded using the Crown Commercial Service modular buildings framework.

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