Wernick Buildings has secured an £8.2m contract to deliver a modular building for the Queen Alexandra hospital in Portsmouth
The two-storey modular building in Portsmouth will provide additional bed space for the Queen Alexandra hospital.
Wernick worked closely with Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and its stakeholders to develop a full turnkey solution created around their new HMflex system which compliments the existing surrounding buildings.
The on-site groundwork for the project commenced in March 2021 and delivery of the 77 building modules, including a link bridge to the main hospital, began in early July.
The HMflex system is designed to provide an HBN and HTM compliant modular solution for the healthcare setting – allowing clients to bring standardised modules together to meet their bespoke requirements.
Wernick was able to demonstrate a fully fitted out 4-bed ward comprising of two modules to the client. These units have subsequently been lifted into place at Queen Alexandra Hospital.
‘Meeting the increased demand for additional bed space’
Managing director of Wernick Buildings, Stuart Wilkie, said: “We are pleased to have worked with Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust in providing a modular building which integrates seamlessly to the existing traditionally built complex using our HMflex product.”
Director of estates for Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust, Mark Neal, added: “A collaborative approach was used to develop the design of the new facility at Queen Alexandra Hospital.
“Externally, the new building complements the existing facilities on-site by utilising Wernick’s HMflex building system.
“The new facility means that Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust can effectively meet the increase in demand for additional bed space for Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.”
The project will be handed over to the client in two phases with the building being fully occupied in December 2021.