McAvoy to showcase latest advancements in offsite construction for hospitals at Healthcare Estates 2019

The McAvoy Group - Northumbria Hospital

The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite specialists, will be presenting its full range of offsite solutions and latest innovations at Healthcare Estates 2019. Delegates will also have the opportunity to experience the Group’s award-winning virtual reality technology at the event.

A team of offsite healthcare specialists from McAvoy for both permanent and interim hospital buildings will be available throughout the event to assist health service providers, architects and specifiers looking to expand capacity more efficiently, to meet the increasing demand for patient services.

McAvoy has recently handed over one of the UK’s first purpose-designed ambulatory care centres. Designed by P+HS Architects, the new wing at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is a 6,500m2 three-storey building manufactured offsite by McAvoy using the latest modular technology. This approach minimised disruption to patient care and reduced the build programme by half to less than 12 months. The building was craned into position as 294 steel-framed modules in a highly complex operation and just 10 months after the first meeting with the Trust. The first floor has been fitted out as an ambulatory care unit as part of a £15m contract.

Delegates will be able to find out more about this pioneering offsite healthcare project and the lessons learned at the Healthcare Estates conference in a presentation to be delivered by Geoff Fawkes, Director of The McAvoy Group in collaboration with Robert Sanderson, Deputy Director of Capital Projects at the Trust and P+HS Architects.

The McAvoy stand at Healthcare Estates will also allow delegates to experience how virtual reality technology can improve the efficiency of building design and offsite construction for healthcare projects.

Digital construction technologies are increasingly used by McAvoy to facilitate client decision making to streamline the design process and enhance stakeholder engagement – reducing risk, saving time and optimising the advantages of offsite solutions to the benefit of patient care.

McAvoy has extensive experience in developing bespoke building solutions for highly constrained hospital sites and in minimising disruption to staff and patients during construction.

Offsite healthcare solutions from McAvoy can be used to deliver high quality and affordable ward accommodation, operating theatres and laboratories, consulting suites, endoscopy units, community health centres, and facilities for primary care, emergency care and mental health.  Each project is designed to meet the precise requirements of the health service provider and the site.

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

McAvoy is independently accredited under the Crown Commercial Service Modular Building Solutions Framework, LHC Modular Buildings Framework, NHS Shared Business Services, and the Southern Modular Building Framework.

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