Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Building Use

Decontamination building

Procurement Method


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Project Features

  • External plant area with external air handling unit
  • Dedicated seating area designed for staff to make best use of space
  • Bespoke canopy area
  • Reverse osmosis water filtration system and compressed air
  1. Requirement

    Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust required a specialist decontamination unit to be integrated into its existing estate footprint. The building would link directly with the Juniper Endoscopy Unit (JEU) which consists of two procedure rooms and one recovery area.

    It also provides decontamination facilities for respiratory and urology services.
    Decontamination at the hospital needed major improvement and with space at a premium on the site, a modular building from Portakabin would allow a new facility to be made available almost 70% quicker than a traditionally built solution.

  2. Solution

    Portakabin designed a specialist decontamination building for the Trust which
    was raised to be level and integrate with the existing hospital building, removing the requirement for new ramps or lifts. The unit is fitted with four separate washers and driers for the endoscopy equipment and has clearly
    segregated areas for “dirty” and “clean” equipment. This one-way flow means that the building plays an important part in improving standards of care at the hospital as well as increasing overall endoscopy service efficiency.

The bespoke facility provides a light bright space for staff to carry out this vitally important decontamination procedure. The design blends elegantly into the overall site architecture with the bonus of some outdoor seating areas for staff to enjoy. Modular construction allowed for a rapid on-site build. We are very pleased with the final result.

Vikki Butler, Director of Clinical Services Reconfiguration, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
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