Portakabin Group hands over £2 million Scheme

SouthamptonAfter less than five months on site, the Portakabin Group has handed over a £2 million, four-storey scheme for office support staff at the University Hospital Southampton and to create space for further development, to the benefit of the local community.

The new building was required to provide purposed-designed, permanent business support offices and meeting space for around 85 staff from the Medical Physics and Dietetics teams who were relocating from outdated temporary facilities. That accommodation could then be demolished to allow construction work to start on a new seven-storey car park. The upper two floors of the office scheme will provide additional space for the Trust’s future expansion without any further impact on the hospital site.

Portakabin was appointed as design and build contractor for the project, and manufactured the 1,300m2 facility using a Yorkon off-site solution. The site is in the centre of the hospital and was extremely constrained, fronting a busy road and next to a number of clinical buildings. Fast completion was essential so work could be started on the car park development as soon as possible.