Wernick ‘Miracle’ Hospital
A two-storey, 2000 square metre floor area, 44 bed isolation ward completed in the miracle time of 26 weeks is up and running at Warwick Hospital. Commissioned by the local NHS Trust through Holbrow Brookes Construction Consultants, the tender was won by Wernick Buildings on price and the ability to deliver the modular building to an exceptionally tight deadline. Only Wernick was able to guarantee that the stipulated completion date would be met.
With the Swine Flu pandemic in mind the 72-bay, £3.4m modular building is equipped throughout as an infection control isolation wing with all the fittings that this type of ward requires, such as passive infra-red (PIR) controlled lighting, taps and air-tight door operation. All ward areas are also equipped with medical gases, wet system central heating, comfort cooling, and supply and extract filtered ventilation. In addition, the mechanical systems in the modular building are controlled by a state-of-the-art computerized building management computer. Two large bed lifts between the floors were also included in the design.
The estates manager at Warwick Hospital commented, “My colleagues and I were very impressed at the speed and build quality achieved on this complex project within the confines of a working hospital. Modular building ticks all the right boxes as far as we are concerned”.