Actavo Building Solutions, claimed to be “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.
The firm commented:
“With NHS bed availability at an all-time low, increasing facilities in a limited timeframe is essential.” The new framework has been set up by the NHS, solely for the supply of modular buildings, promoting “faster, cheaper and greener building solutions,” said Actavo.
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 build- ings, modular healthcare units and modular education units.
Matthew Goff, director of UK operations at Actavo Building Solutions, commented:
“Modular building is the NHS’s construction dream. It delivers sustainable, cost- effective buildings in tighter time frames 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 clean rooms can be designed, built and delivered in a matter of weeks, reducing the pressure on bed avail- ability and the need for short-term hire.” The firm has been working with the NHS for the past four years.
During the tender process, Actavo Building Solutions completed a 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.