Actavo | Building Solutions, the UK’s fastest-growing modular building company*, has been awarded a number of lots on the new four-year, £750m NHS modular building framework.
With NHS bed availability at an all-time low, increasing facilities in a limited timeframe is essential. The new framework, which has been set up by the NHS, is solely for the supply of modular buildings and promotes faster, cheaper and greener building solutions.
The new framework has been split into 11 lots. Actavo, along with the other successful contractors, will act as the principal contractor and will provide a wide range of services – from full architectural design for the initial concept, to services, site works and completion of bespoke modular buildings, modular healthcare units and modular education units.
Matthew Goff, director of UK operations at Actavo | Building Solutions, says: “Modular building is the NHS’s construction dream. It delivers sustainable, cost-effective buildings in tighter timeframes which gives a high degree of certainty in meeting specific needs.
“As modular buildings are manufactured in controlled factory environments and assembled onsite, it means that, in many cases, ward blocks, A&E departments, theatres and cleanrooms can be designed, built and delivered in a matter of weeks, reducing the pressure on bed availability and the need for short-term hire.
“Through working with the NHS over the next four years, we look forward to delivering offsite constructed buildings which are designed to stand the test of time.”
During the tender process, Actavo | Building Solutions completed a fully comprehensive, pre-qualification submission involving quality and pricing returns with proposals for a standalone modular office, a GP surgery, an operating theatre, a single and double classroom block and a full school facility.
For more information, visit: www.actavo.com/buildings.