A TYRONE offsite construction firm has secured its largest healthcare project to date.
The Dungannon-based McAvoy Group has been awarded a £15m contract for the offsite construction of the new wing at a hospital in England.
Due for completion in spring 2019, the three-storey building at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington will be manufactured at McAvoy’s offsite production centres in Dungannon and Lisburn.
Raymond Millar, construction director at the firm, said, “We are again pushing the boundaries of offsite construction.
“This is a highly complex project on a live hospital site.
“We are integrating with the design of the existing hospital and using offsite construction to deliver the building to a very short programme, achieve exceptional value for money and to the Trust’s stringent quality standards.”
The first floor will be fitted out as part of this contract to accommodate one of the UK’s first purpose-designed ambulatory care units, with the other two floors fitted out in the next phase of the development.
The Ambulatory Care Unit will provide medical, surgical and nurse practitioner-led care in a relaxed and comfortable environment, allowing up to 150 patients to be treated the same day across four specialisms, without the need for hospital admissions.
The new wing is being constructed by McAvoy using an advanced offsite solution to reduce the build programme by half to less than 12 months.