The most popular uses of modular buildings are for classrooms, pop-up shops, and living spaces. Now, imagine living in a modular building that is part of a huge modular structure. However, in some places around the world, this imagination is becoming reality, so is a modular building hotel the future of travel accommodation?
How Would a Modular Building Hotel Work?
A Holiday Inn Express is being built near EventCity in Greater Manchester but there is a twist to it – fully furnished shipping containers will be installed to create a 220-bedroom building. Because of the complexity of this project, it means that the bedrooms in the containers are fitted with interior fixtures off-site and will then be delivered to their destination when they are ready.
The project itself is part of an accelerated build programme, meaning that the proposed hotel will be completed by spring 2017. The modules themselves will be individually stacked on top of the podium, meaning that all of the guest rooms will be installed in less than a month.
What Will Be Next?
Now that modular hotels are being accomplished, what will be next? Well, the biggest challenge within the UK is to address its affordable housing shortage, as well as focusing on the environment. With engineers and architects being more pro-active with housing designs, modular design is opening up brand new possibilities and opportunities.
As well as this, modular designers are looking to vary the use of modular buildings; from housing environments to commercial ones, such as modular gyms and offices.
Modular buildings are becoming increasingly important to the UK’s, and even the world’s, housing landscape. At Excel Modular, we are able to provide high-quality customised containers and modular buildings, so that they can be used in creative or practical applications. If you would like to know more information, then please get in touch today on 01482 488664 and we will be more than happy to help.
Posted on 23rd Sep 2016 13:16:13 by Micheala.Martin
Treating patients and supporting the community is the number one priority for any health service. In order to be able to do that properly, care providers need to have the right space available to treat patients happily.
Excel Modular Buildings provide an incredibly versatile way to offer this space and better serve your community. We think it’s the best solution to meet the changing needs of the community, and here’s why:
Avoid the Disruption of Construction
As the population grows, inevitably communities are going to need a greater number of healthcare facilities. However, the construction of these can be very disruptive to the community, perhaps temporarily limiting services or meaning that treatment has to take place in cramped and noisy surroundings.
Modular buildings are built and fitted off-site, which means you avoid all the chaos of construction and project management and can get on with the important task of providing treatment.
Offer a Cost-Effective Solution
The construction of more traditional buildings can not only be disruptive and time consuming but it can be costly too. Modular buildings provide excellent value for money and an affordable solution to space-related problems. This means budgets can be better spent elsewhere in the community.
Perfect for Providing On-site Services
Offering certain services on-site, rather than having people go to the hospital or make a doctor’s appointment, can have a massive impact on the community. It isn’t always feasible to have a permanent bricks and mortar space somewhere though. Modular buildings offer a great, flexible way to provide care on-site for as long as it is needed, such as in a school drop-in centre, without leaving behind a fixed building.
Increase the Amount of Seasonal Care Provided
There are some treatments that perhaps require more attention seasonally but do not need a dedicated year-round clinic, for instance flu jabs. Modular buildings offer the community a dedicated centre for this service when needed, without the cost of that space sitting dormant for the rest of the year. The extra focus means that these treatments can be offered much more efficiently, with potentially reduced waiting times for patients.
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Posted on 20th Sep 2016 14:35:40 by Micheala.Martin
When it comes to healthcare, the one word that is bandied around more frequently than any other is ‘budget’. Rarely does a day go by without the NHS being embroiled in one furore or another that centres on a lack of money.
The Introduction of Modular Buildings
Modular buildings, which are much more cost efficient when compared to traditional construction, are an entirely viable and often understated way for the healthcare sector to cut back on costs without having to compromise on quality. Additionally, modular buildings are generally far quicker to manufacture and install, meaning that the healthcare needs of communities can be addressed in a shorter period of time than would be possible by taking a traditional bricks and mortar approach.
Putting Patients First
When it comes to healthcare, it is essential that the needs of patients remain at the fore, and modular buildings offer a tried and tested way of ensuring vital medical solutions can be provided to communities quickly and effectively.
Not only that, but modular buildings are incredibly versatile; they can be quickly built and subsequently utilised as laboratories, operating theatres, offices, areas for storage, accommodation or space for various types of surgery. One of the primary benefits of modular buildings is that they can be easily adapted to suit many needs and requirements.
Another element of modular design is that it allows for easy expansion should it be required. Our constructions at Excel Modular Buildings, though robust and dependable, offer a flexibility that does not exist with traditional builds. Due to the nature of every building we construct, each healthcare facility we manufacture can be reconfigured or relocated based on the needs of the client.
Something we are incredibly proud of is highlighting that our relatively simple construction methods do not mean a lower quality build. Everything we do is done to the highest possible industry standards; we ensure that every project we embark upon is planned, prepared and designed with excellence in mind. We work closely with customers to ensure each finished product meets their needs, and will not rest until we create the the exact solution that is needed. Contact us to find out more.
Posted on 20th Sep 2016 14:24:38 by Micheala.Martin