Off-Site Modular Hospital Construction

Modular Hospital Construction by Health Spaces

The Client

Our Solution

Off-Site Modular Construction


3 units arrive to site pre-built, 1 day installation

The Clinical Need

As pressure continues to build on the UK’s health service, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust urgently needed to transform their current staff welfare area at Conquest Hospital into space to help increase patient capacity. The clinical need for this project was therefore to provide increased space for staff.

Staff and patient safety needed to be considered, ensuring the space incorporated features to help with infection prevention and control.

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The Challenges

As a result of other patient facing work taking place at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, space for staff welfare and storage was being compromised and the Trust needed to find a rapid solution to meet these needs. They needed a partner to help them work out what could be achieved quickly and to the highest standards. Due to the department having other work in progress, this additional work needed to run in parallel to other construction work.  Health Spaces had to coordinate activities carefully to ensure minimal disruption for the Trust. The urgent nature of the requirement meant time limitations would not allow for a traditional hospital construction to be present on site.

Our Solution

Responding quickly with a site visit, the Health Spaces team worked closely with East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s Estates and Clinical teams to understand the challenge and the wider plan across the hospital site. Working with the Trust’s professional team, the Health Spaces team developed a bespoke modular construction design, which was to be manufactured off-site including internal partitions, M&E services and finishes for a rapid on-site deployment. Modular hospital construction guaranteed minimal disruption to operations and patient flow. The modules were designed to include a canteen, WCs, storage areas and lockers for NHS staff.

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Our Health Spaces modular units have been manufactured off-site to 95% completion and delivered to Conquest Hospital. Our chosen form of modular hospital build has ensured that our deliveries to and from the site have been minimal. The modular units were delivered by articulated HGV vehicles, and unloaded using mobile craneage which was coordinated with the Trust’s site management and health and safety teams.  As with all of our modular healthcare construction projects, we manage all deliveries by ‘Just in Time’ delivery methods and engage with the Trust to ensure for minimal disruption to the hospital’s operations – a critical element for this build as it is in close proximity to the hospital’s emergency department. NHS employees are now moved into the space and utilising it for staff welfare. Read our design case study.

Modular hospital construction project at Conquest Hospital | Health Spaces NHS Hospital Construction at Conquest Hospital, utilising modular builds.