Modular solutions for Accident and Emergency Departments from Portakabin enable NHS Trusts to quickly adapt their space to keep up with changing patient demands.


Whether it’s a temporary building to make an impact on waiting times or a permanent structure to help prioritise care, Portakabin has the expertise to deliver modern, spacious and fully-equipped A&E facilities.

Portakabin worked with us round the clock to meet the deadline. Incredibly, this fully serviced facility was completed in just ten weeks. Portakabin even handed it over three days ahead of schedule – which was a remarkable achievement given the time constraints and the scale of the building.

Clive Austin, Project Lead Manager, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Space provided quickly with no compromise on quality

The unrelenting dedication and hard-working nature of NHS staff shouldn’t be the only thing health providers rely on when the pressure is on busy accident and emergency departments. Best practice encourages hospitals to always be proactively planning care, assessing variations in risk and working towards high-quality continuation in healthcare. Portakabin specialises in this; providing space quickly, with no compromise on quality.

Constructed to healthcare standards

Buildings delivered by Portakabin can be designed to meet the latest healthcare standards where required, including: HBN, HTM, WHBN, SHTM, SHPN and HAI-SCRIBE and we also work closely with the IPC (infection prevention and control) to ensure we meet all clinical needs.

LHC and NHS Shared Business Services framework approved

As a healthcare design specialist, Portakabin is part of frameworks including LHC and NHS Shared Business Services so when it comes to procuring your building you can rest assured that we will deliver as promised.

Minimal disruption

With every building constructed and fitted out off site before being delivered ready for rapid installation, NHS Trusts get guaranteed quality, cost control, improved site safety and minimal disruption during installation.

With a modular Accident and Emergency Department from Portakabin, Trusts can introduce a new model of care at an earlier stage, and benefit from future operational efficiencies.

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Your Accident and Emergency Department from Portakabin

  • Hygienic interior environment including cap and coved vinyl flooring
  • Adaptable buildings to suit specialist uses such as x-ray suites, acute emergency care or High Dependency Units
  • Exterior features to suit current facilities and surroundings
  • Interim buildings delivered in days for emergency cases
  • Stand-alone buildings or extensions linked to existing facilities
  • Delivered to site complete with partitions, electrics, plumbing, sanitary ware and finishes already in place.
  1. A&E solutions to suit all budgets and timeframes

    It’s easy to get the buildings you need, when you choose Portakabin. Whether you want the total financial flexibility of hiring, the permanence of buying newly manufactured or you want the added sustainability of a pre-owned refurbished Portakabin building, there’s an option to suit you.

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  2. Much more than a building

    From concept to completion and beyond – there’s a specialist behind every stage of your project.

    With a truly 360˚ service from Portakabin, rest assured that there’s a team of modular experts managing every stage of your project and the lifecycle of your modular A&E building.

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