Elite Systems: Bespoke Modular Healthcare Buildings

Elite Systems specialises in off-site construction, providing bespoke modular and portable buildings for a wide variety of uses, including education, housing, and of course healthcare facilities.

Elite believes that healthcare estates managers and NHS Trusts can benefit from all that modular building methods have to offer, including reduced construction times, lower material wastage, lower cost of preliminaries and fewer contractors on site. With hospitals and other healthcare facilities often needing additional space within a short timeframe, and with minimal disruption to the smooth running of the rest of the facility, modular buildings are an ideal solution.

With a heritage stretching back over 30 years, Elite Systems prides itself on its expertise, speed of response, and financial stability, making it the ideal partner for healthcare projects. The company has been designated as a key supplier for the healthcare sector, meaning that it has access to protected supply chains – allowing it to continue working uninterrupted even during the early 2020 lockdown.

Elite’s talented in-house team has the capability to design, manufacture and fully install temporary or permanent modular healthcare units, whether the project calls for a single-storey structure or a large-scale building or extension.

The company’s bespoke approach to off-site construction means that there is plenty of scope for flexibility in design, and the team is used to collaborating closely with customers and end-users such as clinical teams throughout the build process, so that the finished building perfectly matches the needs of staff and patients.

Working from architects’ plans, liaising closely with the designers and project managers, Elite’s team ensures that modular wards, surgeries, theatres and assessment centres meet the brief and are delivered on time with minimal disruption – with a proven track record in finding innovative solutions to design challenges and restricted access sites.

Unlike traditional building projects, off-site construction typically requires just a few weeks on site - around 75 per cent of the building is manufactured in Elite Systems’ specialist factory, while the company concurrently undertakes groundworks on-site. Once on-site, Elite’s installation team connects the modular classroom to utilities and, if required, finishes the internal fittings, partitions, and decoration.

Elite Systems’ factory has capacity to produce new healthcare buildings in 2020, and recently completed a new 20-bed modular isolation ward which was designed, manufactured, installed and completed in a timeframe of under four months – a comparable traditional building would have taken two years to complete. This means that there is still time for hospitals and healthcare trusts to order new buildings with full confidence that they can be operational in time for the UK’s traditional flu season, when extra capacity will be vitally important.

All Elite Systems buildings are manufactured to meet the ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 standard, and the company is a member of Constructionline and the MPBA and holds the SafeContractor accreditation, as well as being part of the Crown Commercial Services modular building framework, offering healthcare estates managers a hassle-free route to procurement.

Organisations that lack the capital required to purchase a modular building can be assured that Elite Systems has an agreement in place with Axis Lease Management to provide funding for modular buildings.  

Axis Leasing has been involved with funding modular buildings since 2012 and with specialist LGEM (Local Government, Education and Medicine) funding for 20 years. Having been established 22 years ago, Axis has unrivalled experience in helping to provide creative finance solutions.

Hospitals and NHS trusts can use approved operating leases for finance. Other bodies, including private businesses, can opt for a range of lending products including finance lease, hire purchase, and loans.

For more information on Elite Systems, visit our website or contact us today.

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