Yorkon lands UK’s biggest off-site health job

Grant Prior 11 years ago
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Yorkon has been awarded a £17.9m off-site deal by main contractor Kier to build a new Women and Children’s Centre at North Middlesex University Hospital.

The contract is Yorkon’s biggest ever building project and is believed to be the largest and most complex healthcare scheme to be built off site in the UK.

The job is due for completion by the end of this year and the of-site modules will be craned into place in late April/early May.

The project was signed under the ProCure21+ framework and is being built off site at the Yorkon production centre in York.

It will comprise 152 steel-framed modules up to 18 metres long and in many different sizes and configurations to suit the building’s design and site.

The units will be craned into position with doors, windows, first fix electrics and plumbing, and a high performance concrete floor pre-installed.

Simon Ambler, Director at Yorkon said: “We are delighted to be working on our third project with Kier – and our second major healthcare scheme with their company.

“This is our largest ever contract and its complexities demonstrate just what is now achievable with an advanced off-site building system.

“The approach will significantly reduce the programme time and any disruption during construction, to the benefit of patient care – and will result in a high quality healthcare facility built under the ProCure21+ framework.”

Clive Watson, Project Manager at Kier Construction, said: “The biggest advantage of off-site construction on this project is speed.

“We anticipate it will reduce the delivery time by around three months enabling us to have the new facilities up and running ahead of the busy winter period.

“It will also bring quality benefits because it allows so much of the construction to take place off site in a controlled factory environment that is not affected by poor weather conditions. Our experience with Yorkon and their level of engagement from the outset has been very positive to date.”

 

 

 

 

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