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  • Paul Murphy Architects for Extraspace Solutions project nominated for Health Design Award 2013

    Extraspace Solutions are delighted to announce the nomination for a design award for a private patient’s facility and radiotherapy suite at Basingstoke Hospital. The building which was designed by Paul Murphy Architects on behalf of Extraspace Solutions is currently under construction and due to open December 2013.

    This bespoke fast track construction project is unique in its approach to future services for HHFT. The building is designed with two key facilities being provided under the one building. Front of house contains 12 private patient consultant suites with Ancillary services. This element of the build has a high end private patient facility finish to include wall panelling, curtain walling, pendant lighting and a bespoke mechanical & electrical fit out.

    The rear of the facility contains four main areas:
    • CT Scanner Room
    • MRI Scanner Room
    • X-Ray Room
    • Linac Bunker
    All with relevant ancillary departments

    Extraspace Solutions were appointed as the main contractor under a full Design & Build contract. The building has a structural design life in excess of 60 years and is fully compliant with all current building regulations, HTM/HBN codes of practice.

  • Extraspace Solutions – Performance Beyond Compliance

    Extraspace Solutions, a leading provider of modular accommodation, have received seven certificates for ‘Performance beyond Compliance’ on their construction sites within the past four months. Extraspace Solutions are registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, a UK based initiative, which aims to improve the image of construction within the UK. The scheme focuses on five areas relating to appearance, community, environment, safety and workforce. Each site is monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.

    The ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ Certificate is only issued when a site is awarded 7 marks (very good) or more in each of the categories audited by the Site Monitor. Extraspace Solutions have gone above and beyond the required scoring in each monitored section to receive certificates beyond compliance in the majority of their current sites.

    The five categories monitored are as follows:

    Enhancing the Appearance:
    • Ensuring that the external appearance of sites enhances the image of the industry
    • Being organised, clean & tidy
    • Enhancing the appearance of facilities, stored materials, vehicles and plant
    • Raising the image of the workforce by their appearance

    Respecting the Community:
    • Informing, respecting and showing courtesy to those affected by the work
    • Minimising the impact of deliveries, parking and work on the public highway
    • Contributing to and supporting the local community and economy
    • Working to create a positive and enduring impression on the community and promoting the Code

    Protecting the Environment:
    • Identifying, managing and promoting environmental issues
    • Seeking sustainable solutions and minimizing waste, carbon footprint and resources
    • Minimising the impact of vibration, air, light and noise pollution
    • Protecting the ecology, landscape, wildlife, vegetation and water courses

    Securing everyone’s Safety:
    • Having systems that care for the safety of the public, visitors and the workforce
    • Minimising security risks to neighbours
    • Having initiatives for continuous safety improvement
    • Embedding attitudes and behaviours that enhance safety performance

    Caring for the Workforce:
    • Providing a workplace where everyone is respected, treated fairly, encouraged and supported
    • Identifying personal development needs and promoting training
    • Caring for health and wellbeing of the workforce
    • Providing and maintaining high standards of welfare

    Extraspace Solutions mission is to deliver innovative, environmentally efficient buildings, on time and on budget to the benefit of its customers, staff and the community at large.
    We will continue to improve our sites and endeavor to obtain ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ certificates on our sites in future.

    Watch out for more updates on CCS in the coming months.

  • Extraspace Solutions – Specialist Contractor of the Year Award Finalist

    Irish Building & Design Awards announced Extraspace Solutions as one of the finalists in the Specialist Contractor of the Year Award, at the ceremony held recently. Almost 250 professionals turned out for the annual event, which attracts the best of Irish Building & Design projects, the country’s leading professionals and representatives from across the built industries. This is a highly prestigious award and holds significant appeal for all industry sectors.
    The judges noted the incredible range of projects, the apparent passion and the technical awareness included in the application of Extraspace Solutions.

  • Extraspace Solutions deliver New Met Office to Lerwick, Shetland Islands

    Having waited for the worst of the winter weather to pass, Extraspace Solutions have successfully delivered 8 no. Modules to Lerwick on the Shetland Islands for The Met Office.

    The new facility of 344m2 was shipped from Dublin over 16 hours of sea travel and 10 hours of motorway, taking over two days to complete the journey to site.

    Arriving at 7am onsite, all units were offloaded and in place by 3pm, with the final finishes to be completed over the next few weeks, for handover in May.

    The new facility will replace the existing weather observatory (which will be demolished as part of this contract) and include the housing of a Dobson machine which will measure ozone taken from monitoring the suns movement.

    For this facility to operate effectively, automatically operated roof lights were fitted and full side sliding window systems without mullions to afford uninterrupted views from the Dobson machine. The corner elevation window system was designed to open only one window at a time as room temperature had to be maintained at a certain level.

    The facility will also provide new management offices and a data centre for feeding information back to the main Met Office Centre as well as kitchen, toilet and drying facilities and meeting and reception rooms to hold school visits.

    Below, is image of proposed finished building, after installation of pitched roof, thereby matching the architectural of the Island.

  • Extraspace Solutions Awarded Consultants, MRI & Linac Support Building for North Hampshire Hospital Foundation Trust

    Extraspace Solutions has recently secured a prestigious project to build 20,000 square feet of clinical and consulting space for North Hampshire Hospital Foundation Trust.

    The New Facility comprises three main areas:
    Twelve New Consultant Suites
    Cancer Treatment and Support Facility
    MRI Facility

    The overall development will contain a state of the art Linac Bunker with Accelerator Machine, MRI scanner, CT Scanner and X-ray suite providing the Trust with much needed additional care and support space.

    Extraspace Solutions have been appointed as Principal Contract under a Design and Build Contract. In turn we are delighted to have appointed Paul Murphy Architects as our Lead Consultant, SI Sealy as our M&E Consultant and Glanville Consulting for our below ground services, all working together to achieve the Trusts overall project scope.

    The project itself is a complete bespoke build and because of the addition of the new equipment will require a full design of all incoming services. Extraspace Solutions have incorporated a new incoming HV Supply connected to the Trust existing capacity along with a new substation and backup generator to run for all essential services.
    From a technical point of view the facility has received full planning permission and is currently at detailed design. The facility will be fully HTM/HBN compliant and in line with all building regulations.

    Detailed Design has commenced and project completion is scheduled for the end of November 2013.

  • Extraspace Solutions awarded major MET Office contract on Shetland Island

    Extraspace Solutions have been awarded a major new build project in Lerwick, Shetland for the MET Office. The contract is to design and build a new weather observation station including all associated civil works on site. When completed and occupied, the contract also includes the demolition of the existing facility and making good of the ground.

    The new facility will provide up to 330sqm of accommodation constructed in full compliance with Scottish Building regulations to include operations rooms, meeting rooms, welfare rooms, toilets and kitchen facilities as well as storage areas and rooms for weather monitoring equipment. The building will be clad with a Scottish Larch timber cladding and fit out will include all internal finishes mechanical and electrical installations including heating and cooling systems, IT services and rain water harvesting. It is a full turnkey project and the civil works will include site foundations as well as a new access road, car parking, external lighting, all mains incoming services and demolition works.

    Extraspace Solutions are due to start the civil works in January with the building arriving on site in early March.

    Extraspace Solutions secured the contract through the Government Procurement Service Framework Agreement winning a competitive and quality based competition demonstrating our ability to provide high quality facilities, detailed project management plans, experienced professional staff and competitive submissions to the client.

  • Extraspace Solutions complete Diamond Jubilee Sports Pavilion for Brighton College.

    Extraspace Solutions are pleased to announce the completion and handover of the new Sports Pavilion to Brighton College.

    Extraspace Solutions were contracted to provide a part traditional and part modular sports pavilion in February 2012. The design specification included for the provision of a 424sq.mt modular building, landscaping, tennis court upgrade and coach drop off area. The use of fully glazed aluminium framed curtain walling to the entrance foyer, around the social area and the side entrance brings an element of transparency to the building. This ties in to the Modular element which consists of 4 No. changing rooms, referee and first aid rooms, and a large social space with a café-bar.

    The specification for the Diamond Jubilee Pavilion was to provide a welcoming pre and post match venue, which acts as a hub for College sport and a base for outdoor activities. The one storey building is positioned towards the centre of the New Ground. Additional works included the provision of parking, new fencing and entrance gates, and landscaping works around the perimeter. Floodlighting was installed for the netball and tennis courts.

    Extraspace were delighted to work with Brighton College, David Morley Architects, Quantum and the rest of the design team on this project and believe the new modular Diamond Jubilee Sports Pavilion will positively contribute to the long term use of the sports grounds.

    The new building was officially opened by Prince Edward & Sophie, known as Earl and Countess of Wessex on 04th July 2012 in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

  • Extraspace Solutions awarded major contract in Derry, UK City of Culture 2013.

    Derry/Londonderry will play host to a world-class programme as part of the City of Culture celebrations which includes the Turner Prize presented outside England for the first time; a new commission by the London Symphony Orchestra; award-winning choreographer Hofesh Shechter; the return of Field Day; a new play by American playwright Sam Shepard; local Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney; and the first visit to Northern Ireland of the Royal Ballet for over 20 years.

    Extraspace Solutions (UK) Ltd. have been awarded the contract to supply a purpose built modular entertainment venue fully fitted out and capable of hosting a diverse range of events. Extraspace Solutions, in association with Arena Structures, will provide up to 4600 sq mt of accommodation including a main arena, mini arena and associated modular accommodation for the year long event named the Ebrington Pavillion and located just overlooking Ebrington Square and the iconic peace bridge crossing the River Foyle.

    The modular facility will provide a seating concert arrangement for 2,500 people (including grandstand seating), standing concerts for up to 4,000 people and be able to host banquets and conferences for up to 800. Flexible performing stages which can be increased or reduced in size, an orbit arch system above the stage and state of the art performance lighting, heating throughout, toilet facilities both sides of the arena including full DDA facilities, bars to both sides of the arena, concessions areas, box office, cloakrooms, security, artists changing rooms and a green room.

    At the official programme launch on 25th October Northern Ireland Culture Minister said “2013 promises to be a momentous year for Derry and for this part of Ireland. With such an exciting programme of events to suit everyone’s tastes, Derry City of Culture is not to be missed. Derry is ready to embrace this opportunity and to showcase Ireland’s rich culture and heritage on the local and international stage”

    Extraspace Solutions secured this contract through the Government Procurement Service Framework Agreement providing a high quality design and competitive submission achieving the optimum in building design and value for money. Form award Extraspace have worked closely with CPD and ILEX to complete the design process. On site works commence on 1st October and the modular facility will be handed over to the client in Mid December.

  • Extraspace Solutions are delighted to announce commencement on the new Modular Sports Pavilion for Brighton College

    Extraspace Solutions commenced working with Brighton College in December 2011, with a contract awarded January 2012 for the provision of a new modular sports pavilion on the East Brighton Park site. The design specification included for the provision of a 424sq.mt modular building, landscaping, tennis court upgrade and coach drop off area. Continue reading

  • Government Procurement Services Award for Modular Buildings to Extraspace Solutions

    Extraspace Solutions are delighted to announce that the Government Procurement Services have awarded Extraspace Solutions a framework agreement in the areas of Health, Education and General Steel Framed Modular Buildings, under the general Framework Category of Modular Building Systems (RM875). Continue reading