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Published: 26 November 2021 in Sectors

Exploring Modular Buildings For Healthcare

Healthcare is an ever-growing sector, with needs changing constantly. A modular building could provide the flexibility to expand your services while saving time, money, and disruption to patients. 

What is a Modular Building?

A modular building is constructed off-site in controlled factory settings before being assembled on-site. The materials and standards are the same as conventionally built structures, however, they can be ready to use in half the time. At Springfield we build our modular buildings to meet your specifications, giving you the option to select from a myriad of building finishes to get exactly what you need. For more information on how modular buildings differ from portable and jackleg, check out our article on the difference between portable, modular, and jackleg buildings.

Benefits of a Modular Building

There are many perks to choosing a modular building for your project, please see a selection outlined below:

  • They are considerably cheaper than traditional build costs
  • The same standards and building codes apply as traditional builds, so you know you are receiving a high-quality product
  • Construction of modular buildings can occur simultaneously with site work which reduces overall project time and disruption
  • Modular buildings can be disassembled and reused, reducing the need for new materials and offering location flexibility
  • Due to being produced in a factory setting, waste materials are recycled responsibly
  • The majority of construction occurs indoors, therefore reducing delays due to weather constraints and on-site incidents
  • They are bespoke and can be tailor-made to meet your individual specifications, giving you a personalised space fit for purpose

Benefits for Healthcare

A key strength and therefore a reason for the addition of a modular building in healthcare, is to efficiently and effectively add capacity to help cope with a peak in patients. Having extra space available during key seasonal spikes in patient footfall enables healthcare establishments to provide their services to a larger patient base in an economic and efficient manner. The extra space could be utilised as consulting rooms, waiting rooms, office and admin space, receptions, or even additional surgery rooms. 

Modular buildings could be a perfect solution for patients who need to be isolated. Having a completely separate space for these patients could be enough to stop the spread of disease. An external space could even be used as an outreach centre, providing convenience to patients in the local community who have to return for regular visits.

Another good use for a modular building for healthcare is as a temporary building as an interim solution whilst your traditional build is taking place. This means you’ll have no need for a prolonged break in service and will cause far less disruption to both patients and staff. With lots of experience in the healthcare sector Springfield can provide solutions to all kinds of businesses. Check out the work we have done for Astra Zeneca and Glaxo Smith Kline.

With 45 years of experience, Springfield has the expertise and skill to help with your project. We are a family business with family values, priding ourselves on quality work and friendly service. Our clients have a project manager that will work with you from start to finish, ensuring a 100% satisfaction rate. There is also an open-door policy, allowing you to visit the factory and see the craftsmanship for yourself. 

For more information or advice on an upcoming project contact us today.

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