Project name: Glangwili Hospital Modular Office Building
Location: Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen
Client name: Interserve Construction Limited on behalf of Hywel Dda University Health Board
Supplied by: Wernick Buildings
Accommodation type: Two-storey Rapidplan®
Size: 23 modules plus external staircase
Features: Open plan office space, kitchens, lift, disabled toilets, meeting room with folding room divider
Existing office accommodation within the main hospital was displaced to facilitate improvement works to the obstetric and neonatal facilities. For Hywel Dda University Health Board, the body responsible for the project, the priority was continuity.
Accommodation had to solve an immediate need while enabling permanent occupancy. Fixtures and fittings had to reflect this requirement, ensuring that staff could continue to operate without disruption.
Interserve explored a few options, before specifying a £1.1 million modular building from specialists Wernick Buildings.
A modular building offered a timely solution, reducing disturbance to staff and the tightly-packed surrounding structures and busy car parks.
The displaced departments settled into the space after a build programme of just three months. A full turnkey solution, which included a BREEAM assessment, assisted with the seamless transition. And bookable multimedia meeting spaces enable the teams to maintain the same level of service.
In addition, central heating and a BRM cooling system contribute to the inhabitant’s comfort and well-being.
The building offers long-term flexibility – it can be moved, reconfigured, added to or reduced. Glangwili Hospital has gained a permanent asset that could solve future requirements.
Kevin Morgan, Assistant Major Capital Development Manager at Hywel Dda University Health Board commented: “We are very pleased with the new building. Staff have settled in easily, and are very pleased with their new office environment.”
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