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Image of the 40 offsite modules being lifted into place using a crane at St Richard's hospital

Modular construction provides solution for St Richard's Hospital in Chichester

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An urgent requirement for a new Outpatients space to be ready in seven months, meant that modular construction was the best solution for St Richards Hospital, University Hospitals Sussex NHS.

The building is part of a much wider restoration plan and once completed, existing departments will decant into this building so that other works around the hospital site can continue.

Early Spring, the team put in place 40 modular units, take a look at this video to see how our modular projects take shape.

For the new Outpatients space to be ready in such a short period of time, the team identified volumetric construction as the solution. This has saved around 12 weeks in time on site, and means that St Richards Hospital, University Hospitals Sussex NHS. Trust is up and ready sooner and can continue with projects elsewhere to regenerate their estate.

The approach lends itself to just in time delivery, our project is located on an island site, deep within the existing live hospital grounds, next to services such as A&E and the blue road. It takes logistics to plan, but you'll see from this video the process went smoothly.

Modular construction can deliver significant carbon savings too. 96% of the building at St Richard's Hospital has been delivered to the site with just 14 vehicles, compared to a traditional method of construction which would result in significantly more material delivery, this has reduced carbon emissions within the live hospital environment.

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