Inspiring healthier futures

Smart Care

The McAvoy Group works as a collaborative partner to the NHS and private sector healthcare providers, delivering patient and service-focused offsite building solutions to help address the rising demand for healthcare.

 

We work as a collaborative partner to provide buildings which help NHS trusts address changing demographics, such as increasing life expectancy, winter pressures, constrained capital budgets, changing technologies and many different treatment strategies.

Our specialist healthcare teams have the expertise to provide state-of-the-art facilities for:

  • Primary care
  • Acute services
  • Mental health
  • Care homes.

McAvoy Smart Offsite solutions will reduce programme times by up to 50 per cent to the benefit of patient care.

We use the latest offsite building techniques to construct purpose-designed, permanent facilities for:

  • Ambulatory and emergency care
  • Endoscopy
  • MRI and other diagnostic services
  • Operating theatres
  • Laboratories
  • In-patient accommodation
  • GP surgeries and health centres.

From Extensions to Complete Hospitals

We have the capabilities to deliver seamless extensions which maintain patient flows, self-contained units and health centres through to full hospital complexes – in compliance with all relevant requirements – HTM, HBN, SHTM, WHTM and HAI-SCRIBE.

We recognise the importance of maintaining outstanding communications throughout a project and fully appreciate operational requirements when we are working in live patient environments. Here, offsite construction can significantly reduce disruption to patient care and to the local community by moving construction and fitting out offsite into a factory.

Our multi-storey building solutions are flexible and future-proof, designed to meet changing local needs and to maximise clinical space with the highest levels of efficiency.

The Benefits of Offsite Solutions for Healthcare

  • Faster delivery to increase capacity and help reduce waiting times
  • Unrivalled value for money and cost efficiency
  • Less disruption to patient care during the build programme
  • The enhanced quality of buildings manufactured in a controlled factory environment
  • Greater cost and programme certainty
  • The development of highly constrained hospital sites which have insufficient space to accommodate the plant and equipment for in-situ construction
  • Concrete floor solutions for healthcare applications with high traffic areas or to accommodate heavy medical equipment.

 

Ease of Procurement and Project Management

With early engagement, our specialist healthcare teams will support trusts in preparation of their outline business cases to expand capacity quickly and efficiently.

As Principal Contractor working with our integrated specialist healthcare architectural and engineering teams, we offer a full range of construction services – from design and planning to ground works, offsite manufacture and fitting out, landscaping, testing and commissioning.

We have a detailed knowledge of healthcare specifications and compliant processes which are critical for successful project delivery. This combined with the latest advances in offsite technology give even greater certainty of delivery on time, on budget and to the required standards.

We work as a key partner on a number of public sector frameworks, including NHS Shared Business Services, NHS London Procurement Partnership, LHC Modular Buildings Framework, and the Southern Modular Building Framework. The modular frameworks complement the speed of offsite construction by providing OJEU-compliant, rapid and cost-effective procurement.

Interim Healthcare Facilities for Decant or to Ease Winter Pressures

In addition to permanent healthcare facilities, we supply high quality interim modular buildings to help NHS trusts increase capacity at peak periods or for decant use while other hospital facilities are refurbished or redeveloped.

How to Finance Buildings from Revenue Budgets

We offer a highly flexible financing option to respond to the increasingly constrained capital budgets across the NHS. This allows trusts to increase capacity using modular construction with a highly flexible operating lease option.

This funding solution has low set up costs, and is accounted for as revenue expenditure, spread over the life of the lease.

Improving Stakeholder Engagement

Our award-winning approach to digital construction uses the latest technology for faster and more informed decision making. Stakeholders are able to experience the clinical and patient environments at the design stage and can validate instantly whether the layouts work for them. This streamlines the design process for new healthcare facilities and enhances stakeholder engagement – reducing risk, saving time and optimising the benefits of offsite solutions.

Virtual reality and 3D modelling are particularly critical for healthcare projects which typically have highly complex building services, for example for medical gases, air flows and infection control. Here, the new technology allows the M&E services to be fully integrated within the building structure at the design stage, maximising work offsite and improving both cost efficiency and the speed of construction.

“With the new development at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the Trust is demonstrating a dynamic approach with its use of modern methods of construction. The quality of the facility to meet the clinical requirements is our main driver for a McAvoy offsite solution. We will also benefit from a huge reduction in the build programme – from at least two years to just 12 months. This will bring enormous benefits for reducing waiting times in A&E next year and the new ambulatory care unit will enable us to assess, treat and discharge patients more quickly.”

Robert Sanderson, Deputy Director of Capital Projects, Northumbria Healthcare FML