Lisburn modular building firm celebrates the handover of £40m worth of hospital and school buildings in England

Stanton Cross Primary School.
Emma Deighan

LISBURN-based modular building manufacturer McAvoy has completed three UK health and educational projects worth £40m.

The construction business, which is live with a number of other projects here and across the UK, supplied its sustainable off-site buildings to the health and educational sectors using a process that allows for faster delivery and a more sustainable product, it says.

Merstham Park School, Surrey was a 6,850m2 ‘low carbon pathfinder’ project delivered within 66 weeks and is able to accommodate 900 pupils.

Meanwhile, Stanton Cross Primary School in Wellingborough – a two storey School accommodating 420 pupils — was delivered within 11 months.

Merstham Park School.

A 10-year rental project for Good Hope Hospital and Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham is also part of the firm’s trio of projects during which McAvoy deliver two 48-bed wards.

The company has also recently handed over two special educational needs classroom blocks for Southampton City Council, a GP Out of Hours surgery for Southern Health and Social Care Trust in NI and a four-classroom SmartClass block at Castlepollard Community College in the south.

Martin Harvey, Head of Design at McAvoy said: “These are significant projects, each of which had its own challenges, that we were able to overcome by collaborating closely with our customers.

"It is noteworthy that alongside our long-standing work in providing permanent accommodation, we are now seeing a strong appetite for semi-permanent space options, like those at Good Hope and Heartlands, in these instances using our new SmartCare modular solutions.”