Extraspace Solutions are delighted to announce that following a recent tender process they have been awarded two new modular Design and Build projects for Basingstoke and North Hampshire Foundation Trust (BNHFT).
Extraspace Solutions have been appointed Principal Contractor for both modular building projects that total in excess of 1500m2.
The first modular building project to be installed is a New Care Facility due to open in Spring 2011 and will enable the Foundation Trust to create an additional 20 bed facility for patients who have recovered from a serious injury but need a transition period from main hospital care to home care.
In order for the modular building to meet current building regulations Extraspace Solutions have designed the modular building to include a high level of insulation in the wall, roof and floor areas.
The New Care Facility will be installed in mid-February and is due to open in Spring 2011. The modules will be fully brick clad and will have a pitched roof, finished with a decra tile.
From a technical perspective, the completed modular building will comply with the new Part L 2010 Building Regulations. This compliance involves the u-values of the component parts, together with the mechanical and electrical specification, levels of lights, all combining to ensure that the Buildings BER improves on the new regulation standards.
Typical u-values required to ensure compliance are:
Walls 0.23 W/m2K
Floor 0.20 W/m2K
Roof 0.15 W/m2K
The Trust employed Extraspace Solutions to provide an offsite modular building solution in order to reduce the overall project time and ensure the prompt delivery of the new facility.
The second project is another Modular Healthcare Facility which the Trust intend to use in conjunction with their current A&E treatment facility. The modular Acute Accident Unit (AAU) building will have a direct link from its planned position via a sixteen meter link bridge tying the building into the front of the A&E department.
The arrival of this Modular Healthcare Facility will enable the Trust to create a further sixteen bed spaces, three consultant rooms, four ward shower facilities, along with both clean and dirty utility rooms.
The modular building has a bespoke design due to its unique location. The original Hospital was built on a split level and the proposed location of the Modular AAU involved the design of a full steel work substructure to ensure the main entrance has a direct link to the A&E entrance.
Both projects have high end finishes that ensure each modular building is fully HTM compliant and this coupled with Extraspace Solutions Agrement Certificate will ensure that the Trust will enjoy the benefits of the modular building for its certified structural life expectancy, which is “in excess of 60 years.”