Senior Politicians see new HMflex demo ward at Wernick Factory

6th July 2021

Wernick Buildings’ factory in Port Talbot welcomed local Senior Politicians to receive a demonstration of our latest modular building system; HMflex. The four-bed hospital ward allows visitors to experience the same high-quality environment that healthcare professionals and patients will experience.

Visitors included Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon, Edward Latham, Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Julie Davies, Business Development Coordinator at Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, Andrew Collins, Regeneration & Economic Development Manager at Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and Susanne Renkes, Caseworker for Stephen Kinnock MP.

Commenting on the unit, Aberavon MP, Stephen Kinnock, said: “I was honoured to be able to see first-hand the incredible hi-tech work of one of Port Talbot’s major employers. It is fantastic that our constituency is home to such well-established firms leading the way on the national stage. I was also thrilled to hear about Wernick’s plans for expansion and long-term career opportunities companies like theirs are providing for the people of our community.”

Our HMflex building system is specifically designed with the healthcare sector in mind, providing ward and clinical spaces via standardised layouts. The new system adopts a fast-paced, quality solution to fit the needs and requirements of the sector as the system is designed to deliver a fully fitted HBN and HTM compliant four-bed ward in just two units. This means that a four-bed ward can be delivered, installed and ready for fit-out in as little as 24 hours.

Carl Curtis, Operations Manager at Wernick Buildings, commented: “From compliancy to speed, HMflex is specifically designed with the needs and requirements of the healthcare sector in mind. The demonstration ward presents and emphasises the benefits modular construction can offer the NHS and other healthcare providers.”

Following the closure of the demonstration ward, the units will be transported to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth where they will complete a new 78 ward building.

Established in 1934, Wernick are proud to be the most established modular building provider in the UK with decades of experience providing clients with high quality buildings.