Off-site construction method used to build new maxillofacial unit
Yorkon has been awarded a ProCure21 contract to provide a maxillofacial unit at Harrogate District Hospital.
The project is the company’s fifth contract working with Interserve Construction and its second scheme at the Harrogate site.
Using off-site building processes, Yorkon will spend just two months on site, significantly reducing disruption to the hospital and the programme time in order to have the facility up and running as soon as possible.
Designed by AFL Architects, the single-storey building is being craned into position in only two days using a 350-tonne crane. The operation has been timed for a weekend to further minimise disruption to patient services.
The steel-framed modules will arrive on site complete with first fix mechanical and electrical services, partitions, doors and windows. The facility will accommodate three maxillofacial treatment rooms, one consulting and examination room, a reception, waiting area, storage and offices. It will be partially brick clad and linked to the main hospital ‘street’.
The building has also been designed to accommodate an additional storey should the trust have a requirement to expand the unit to meet future local needs.
Commenting on the choice of off-site construction, Shaun Paramor, commercial manager at Interserve Construction, the ProCure21 project partner, said: “By moving work off site and into the factory, the building will arrive on site virtually complete, radically reducing the programme time and any disruption to patient services. This is a key point given the proximity of the existing hospital buildings to the site.”