The McAvoy Group is one of the leading offsite construction specialists in the UK and Ireland. An independent, family-owned business and an established principal contractor, McAvoy has been providing bespoke offsite solutions and interim modular buildings for almost 50 years.
McAvoy delivers fast-track modular building projects of the highest quality for the health, education, commercial, housing and infrastructure sectors, with less impact on the environment, improved quality, shorter build programmes, and greater assurance of completion on time and on budget.
The Group has two purpose-built manufacturing centres spanning more than 120,000sqft and is leading the construction industry in its award-winning application of digital technology and virtual reality. These new technologies optimise efficiency and enhance collaboration and customer engagement from design to manufacture and site installation. McAvoy was the first offsite specialist to be accredited to BIM Level 2.
该集团拥有两个专门建造的制造中心，占地面积超过12万平方英尺，在数字技术和虚拟现实的屡获殊荣的应用方面，该集团在建筑行业处于领先地位。这些新技术优化了效率，增强了从设计到制造到现场安装的协作和客户参与。麦卡沃伊是第一个通过BIM Level 2认证的非现场专家。
McAvoy is accredited under a number of public sector construction frameworks, including the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), NHS Shared Business Services, NHS London Procurement Partnership, LHC Modular Buildings Framework, and the Southern Modular Building Framework.
McAvoy has a long established and trusted supply chain and recognises that collaboration and knowledge-sharing are essential, working with its suppliers and subcontractors at every level from the earliest stages of a project.
McAvoy awarded £15 million contract to build new hospital wing in Northumbria
The McAvoy Group has been awarded its largest healthcare project to date – a £15m contract for the offsite construction of a new wing at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington.
麦卡沃伊集团(McAvoy Group)获得了迄今为止最大的医疗项目——一份价值1500万英镑的合同，将在克拉姆顿(Cramlington)的诺森比亚(Northumbria)专科急救医院(Specialist Emergency Care Hospital)建造一个新翼。
Due for completion in Spring 2019, the 6,500m2 three-storey building will be linked to the existing hospital. 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. This will help to de-congest the emergency department, allowing patients to be seen by the most appropriate clinician earlier and offering an enhanced service for the local community.
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. This will help Northumbria Healthcare Trust to meet the rising demand for patient services in the region and maintain its position as a world leader in emergency medicine.
Commenting on the use of offsite construction, Robert Sanderson, Deputy Director of Capital Projects at Northumbria Healthcare FML said, “With this new development, 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.”
Northumbria Healthcare FML资本项目副主任Robert Sanderson在评论使用场外施工时表示，随着这一新发展，信托公司正在展示其使用现代施工方法的动态方法。满足临床要求的设备质量是我们McAvoy场外解决方案的主要驱动力。我们还将受益于建设项目的大幅削减，从至少两年减至12个月。这将在明年为减少急症室的等待时间带来巨大的好处，新的门诊护理单元将使我们能够更快地评估、治疗和出院患者。
Dr Eliot Sykes, Clinical Director for Surgery and Elective Care at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said, “The new ambulatory care unit is fantastic news for the Trust and will make an immediate and very real difference to our patients. Once open, it will significantly enhance our ability to manage peaks in demand whilst still providing dedicated ambulatory care. We are very much looking forward to the project being finished and are grateful that it will be finished so quickly.”
Raymond Millar, Construction Director of The McAvoy Group, “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. We have developed a hybrid solution which incorporates both offsite and in-situ building methods and are maximising fit-out in the factory for this first phase to enhance quality and reduce disruption to staff and patients.”
The project features a number of innovations in offsite construction. It will use larger, bespoke modules up to 14.85m long which have been specially engineered to provide a structural flooring solution that seamlessly integrates with the existing hospital building. This will meet the key requirement for efficient patient flows, removing the need for ramps and steps.
Mechanical ventilation, heating and cooling systems will be installed in the ceiling voids in the McAvoy factory. This is believed to be an industry first in the healthcare sector.
Designed by healthcare specialists P+HS Architects working with McAvoy as principal contractor, the new wing will replicate the appearance of the existing hospital which opened in 2015. It will have a faceted external facade to create curved ends to the wing and will be finished in blue and white render. This hybrid construction solution has a three-storey offsite structure with an in-situ built curved link on each floor, a roof-top plant room and full-height stair towers.
P+HS Project Director James Almond commented, “We are delighted to be working with McAvoy on this innovative project. We have worked closely with the Trust and McAvoy on the technical and clinical challenges whilst maintaining the design ethos of the original hospital.”
The dedicated, 2000m2 facility for ambulatory care will provide services in medicine, surgery, gynaecology and orthopaedics. Facilities include waiting areas; interview, assessment, and treatment rooms; plaster room with mobile x-ray; trolley bays; patient lounges; ultrasound; single ensuite rooms; nurse’s station; staff rest room; clinical stores; utility rooms, and an open-plan office.
The scheme was awarded through the NHS Shared Business Services framework which facilitated reductions in procurement time and cost. The new wing is designed to comply with all relevant HTM and HBN requirements.
McAvoy is the forward-thinking, off-site construction provider embracing the future of the industry with vigour and enthusiasm through our niche offering of 3D modular and 2D panel system builds.