Medical Research Facilities
Medical Research Facilities
With trialling of new treatments becoming ever more rigorous, organisations are looking at ways in which they can deliver more patient focussed buildings and facilities. This requires suppliers that understand their needs and can deliver projects on time and on budget.
We have a proven track record of providing these solutions, many of which are built on existing hospital facilities. The lightweight nature and efficient construction times means that these can be completed without disrupting existing hospital services.
What our clients have to say
“There was an excellent understanding of both client and end user needs to produce a building of high quality under tremendous time pressure. It was a pleasure working with the delivery team and their help with the surrounding user groups was greatly appreciated and sensitively delivered. Well done on a good job!” Dan Parry, Deputy Head of Property & Estate Development.
The new building was commissioned in collaboration between Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation (CMFT) and ICON, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.
The new unit helps further early-stage clinical development, creating a world-class translational medical facility at the CMFT campus. The building is joined on to the exiting MRI facility and will eventually be handed over to the hospital.
The two-storey, 34-bed unit includes:
- A sample handling laboratory
- 24-hour medical cover
- Contiguous access to the A&E department at the Manchester Royal Infirmary
- Local bioanalytical support
- Four fully environmentally controlled pharmacodynamic testing suites
The Icon Medical Research Building demonstrates what can be achieved by using off site construction methods.
- Speed of construction
Modular construction means your project will be completed quicker because many of the building elements are delivered to site pre-fabricated. This can reduce build times by as much as 50 per cent compared to conventional methods. Delivering medical research facilities quicker.
- Minimised Site Disruption
With significantly reduced deliveries on site, less waste and shorter build times there is minimum disruption to staff and patients.
- Quality and compliance of build
Healthcare professionals choose modular construction because it results in guaranteed levels of quality as many of the elements are produced in a factory controlled environment - to ISO9001 quality standards.
Choosing a modular system means that it can be specified fully compliant with Health Technical Memoranda (HTM) and Health Building Notes (HBN) standards.
Through careful design and choice of sustainable materials, we are able to achieve a 20 per cent reduction in CO² compared to current building regulation requirements, and up to BREEAM outstanding. High performance insulation to improve U values, excellent air permeability and use of an efficient heating and ventilation all added to our green credentials.
Modular construction dramatically reduces both journeys to site and the amount of waste created compared to conventional build.
With constant changes in healthcare needs, modular systems provide the flexibility to adapt to future needs, for example, from transitional medical to hospital ward.