Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Building Use


Project Duration

5 months

Procurement Method


Why hire from portakabin

Project Features

  • 700m2 two-storey pharmacy building
  • Offices
  • Secure dispensary
  • Clinical area
  • Patient waiting area
  • Consultation room
  • Advanced security system with CCTV, access-control and panic alarms
  • High-performance climate-control system to maintain the constant temperature required for optimum storage of pharmaceuticals
  1. The Requirements

    Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust needed to move its pharmacy dispensary from an outdated building on an isolated site to the Glenfield Hospital site where it would be closer to patients and the communities it served. But with no suitable buildings available on the Glenfield site, the Trust had five months to source a new building that fulfilled the very specialised requirements of the pharmacy.

  2. The Solution

    Pharmacy Services Manager, Andrew Moonesinghe, says: “We turned to Portakabin because of our past experience of hiring its buildings. Everyone worked closely together to make sure every aspect of the project ran smoothly and was completed on time.”

    The pharmacy team took a fresh overview of staff and patient needs in designing the building, creating a facility that precisely suited the way they worked. Portakabin used these plans to devise a spacious, 700m2, two-storey building for the Trust to hire. It incorporated offices on the upper floor and a secure dispensary and clinical area on the ground floor, complete with patient waiting area and consulting room.

    Specialists from different areas of the business consulted the pharmacy team to understand their requirements and deliver the specially adapted facilities they needed. These included an advanced security system with CCTV, access-control and panic alarms, and a high-performance climate-control system to maintain the constant temperature required for optimum storage of pharmaceuticals.

    Andrew adds: “The 38 staff who work in the building are delighted with it. The way it has been designed around their needs makes it a pleasure to work in.”

The service from Portakabin was excellent, they even delivered the building a week ahead of the deadline.

Andrew Moonesinghe, Pharmacy Services Manager, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

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