Works are underway at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge, as Morgan Sindall Construction transforms a disused modular structure into a new £5.8 million resource centre.
The scheme, which is being delivered for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, will see the conversion of the old modular building into a new two-storey ‘comprehensive resource centre’, with a gym, café, and offices, plus space for dance, art, performance, and leisure.
The units were previously used as the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) building at another healthcare facility, and once the extensive renovation is complete, will replace the current resource centre, which is no longer fit for purpose. By ‘recycling’ the modular units, the Morgan Sindall Construction team will be able to utilise the current steel structure of the building, cutting build time significantly. This method will also divert a significant amount of waste from landfill, and cut CO2 emissions, making it a more sustainable alternative to manufacturing a new structure. Due to this being a ‘live’ site, the team are refurbishing the units off site.
Jamie Shearman, Area director for Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “We are delighted to be delivering this incredibly important scheme for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. The resource centre will not only act as a gateway to the hospital, but will also provide a much-needed activities and leisure hub.
“This project is a great example of Morgan Sindall Construction’s Intelligent Solutions approach. We have been constantly thinking of innovative and creative ways to deliver as much value for the hospital as possible. Our work at Fulbourn Hospital also aligns with our commitment to championing sustainability, and we look forward to continuing our legacy of providing first-class healthcare facilities while simultaneously supporting more environmentally-sound construction methods.”
Alison Manton, the Trust’s Associate director of Estates, said: “This is a really exciting project, which will benefit patients, service-users, carers, visitors, and staff, at the site. Working with Morgan Sindall Construction has proved a successful partnership, and we are really looking forward to opening the new centre.”
The new resource centre is scheduled to be complete by early December 2022.