When NHS Lanarkshire needed to build extensions to its Greenhills General Practitioner and dental surgeries, it immediately turned to Portakabin, the leading modular building supplier, to provide a high-quality solution.Solution :
Portakabin had recently installed an antenatal unit at Queen Margaret's Hospital, Dunfermline. This, together with the company's unrivalled reputation for exceptional levels of service and premium-quality accommodation within the Scottish health sector, made Portakabin the obvious choice for the Greenhills extension project.
The dental extension comprised of seven Portakabin Ultima modules with a floor area of 162 sqm, providing the dental practice with four fully equipped additional dental surgeries, a state-of-the-art decontamination room, staff toilets and changing areas, compressor room and stores, all of which comply with Scottish Health Technical Memorandums. Portakabin fitted the decontamination room with a ventilation system and also worked closely with the dental supply technician who fitted specialist patient chairs and equipment.
The GP extension is made up of four Portakabin Ultima modules giving a floor area of 124 sqm, providing the GP practice with an additional three consulting rooms, one health visitors' room, an office for the Practice Manager and a library/meeting room for the practice GPs. Portakabin also equipped the extension with a functional kitchen, heating system and an intruder prevention system (IPS).
Both buildings were linked to different sections of the existing medical centre, necessitating services to be extended from an existing plant room to the new extensions. All works were completed in compliance with specified SHTMs, HTMs, SHTNs and stringent infection-control requirements.
The Portakabin buildings were delivered with a five-year product warranty and 20-year structural warranty¹. Furthermore, the unique Portakabin Customer Charter provided complete peace of mind, with its promise of exceptional service levels and on time, on budget delivery. It even promises that if Portakabin ever fails to deliver a project on time and to the agreed contract sum, the customer will be entitled to an additional 12 months' product warranty².
Portakabin is now an accredited supplier to Buying Solutions (an executive agency of the Office of Government Commerce). This means that Portakabin products, services and full turn-key packages have been rigorously assessed and independently adjudged to offer excellent quality and value for money, making the company the ideal choice for NHS Lanarkshire. Accreditation also allows customers throughout the public sector to place orders with Portakabin without the need for time-consuming and costly tendering exercises.
¹All Portakabin buildings that are purchased come with a five-year product warranty, which covers the external fabric of the building and a 20-year structural warranty, which covers the load-bearing elements of the building.
² Terms and Conditions apply. A copy is available on request.