From walk-in centres to new wards, Darwin Group is one of the UK’s most reliable and trusted providers of modular healthcare buildings for both the public and the private sector.
Whatever your budget and however tight the turnaround, we use the latest in modern methods of construction and modular techniques to deliver outstanding facilities every time. Not only that, but because we can complete your project offsite, there is minimal disruption and enhanced infection control to ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors at all times.
Darwin Group’s innovative modular building solutions are manufactured in a highly controlled environment at its state-of-the-art production facilities in Shrewsbury. Our expert, in-house team provides a unique turnkey service that covers all stages of the process: from initial planning and design, right through to engineering and construction. This enables us to effectively manage each project from start to finish, to deliver the necessary healthcare space required. This includes:
- End-to-end project delivery including all design and construction works required to deliver new facilities
- Detailed understanding of all HTM and HBN design considerations
- Significantly reduced delivery programmes vs. conventional methods of construction
- Industry leading thermal efficiency
- Highly sustainable construction methodology with low running costs, reducing embodied carbon by as much as 90% and waste by up to 98%
- Highly flexible building solutions, allowing complete adaptability through the building’s life
- Building control, type approval with a design life of 60+ years
During the height of the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown, Darwin Group used modular construction methods to deliver a range of new wards for NHS hospital trusts in England. We delivered a state-of-art, two-story facility for New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton that was primarily used as a COVID-19 ward and will be repurposed to treat bariatric and cystic fibrosis patients in the future. Using Darwin Group’s modern methods of construction and complete in-house service, the modular build was designed, manufactured and built in less than six weeks.
Darwin Group also completed a brand-new, permanent emergency Nightingale Ward for the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. The modular build was designed, manufactured and completed onsite ahead of schedule in less than 40 days. Our work on the Nightingale wards for Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust was shortlisted for Healthcare Project of the Year in the 2020 Offsite Awards.
Chris Knights, Deputy Director of Strategy and Planning at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust, said: “We are now better placed than most to manage the COVID-19 crisis. The team ethic, professionalism and sheer determination shown to get this project completed in a time of such uncertainty is to be commended. Darwin Group were able to provide a slick service, enabling us to meet current demand – their construction process is of the highest quality and this experience will stay with me for the rest of my career.”