Company Bio: As the leading healthcare design and build modern methods of construction (MMC) volumetric modular main contractor, Darwin Group has been providing NHS Trusts with next-generation modular healthcare builds to HBN and HTM standards for many years. From concept to completion, we work through the whole project as your trusted design and build partner.
A family-owned and operated business, in 2022 Darwin Group was recognised in the FT 1000 fastest growing companies in Europe. We have attracted significant capital investment from Kartesia to allow the growth of our manufacturing plant located at our headquarters in Shropshire to meet the future NHS needs.
Why you should partner with Darwin Group…
Manufactured by Darwin Group Ltd in our Own Specialist Factory
From day one we have always believed that to supply real efficiencies and innovation you must be in control of the whole aspect of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). In 2006, we invested in our first factory, manufacturing our own volumetric modular buildings. Over the years we have continued to invest in the latest equipment, personnel, and infrastructure to be able to manufacture the next generation of MMC modular buildings from our own factory located at our headquarters in Shropshire.
Pre-Engineered Building Structure
Safety, Consistency, Efficiency, and Predictability are all easily achieved through our pre-engineered building structures. Our next-generation volumetric modular structures have all been fully tested to all relevant regulations and standards including fire safety through a composite concrete floor and non-combustible wall frames as a standard. Offering proven value for money and reduced engineering costs with the consistency of build quality, our pre-engineered building structures give peace of mind that your project will be delivered on time, on budget, and in complete compliance with all HTMs and HBN’s.
In-House Design Team & Track Record of Successful Early Engagement
Our people are part of our culture and service, by using a full in-house design team we can offer you the ability to have your facility completed sooner and patients treated faster thanks to a shorter design process that also sees a reduction in design costs. Our comprehensive understanding of key stakeholder priorities, funding dynamics, and sustainability requirements has been built from working successfully with a multitude of NHS Organisations across NHS England and Wales allowing our experience to lead your design phase.
Pre-Designed Solutions for a Full Range of Healthcare Buildings (Repeatable Rooms etc.)
No matter what your project is, we have a pre-designed solution that can offer you a healthcare building that offers cost-efficiencies, with future flexibility in mind, so you can re-purpose it quickly, without the need for a detailed appraisal regarding structural constraints. Learning best practices from the wealth of projects we have completed over our 15 years of working with NHS and other Public Sector Organisations, our tried and tested pre-designed solutions give the best in class with peace of mind that we will deliver what you want when you need it.
Turnkey Construction Delivery
From concept to completion, our Turnkey Construction Delivery allows us to keep a consistency between the design and delivery team; meaning strong partnerships are developed and budgets and timescales are delivered against. By owning the complete project, we can reduce the risk to you, our client, and understand your priorities at every stage. Our experienced construction teams work to reduce the impact of the construction phase on your hospital site and ensure the quality of the finished building quality and handover. We enable reduced project management time for yourselves through ongoing relationships built during the design phase saving money in the long-term for the trust.
Experience in Delivery of Complex Healthcare Projects (inc. Mental Health)
With a proven, 16-year track record in the delivery of projects to cost and programme requirements, we have become a tried and tested partner to the NHS. Due to the number of NHS projects’, we have worked on, we can benchmark costs and programme to ensure that Value-for-Money requirements are met whilst balancing the understanding and management of different stakeholders’ requirements and priorities to achieve positive outcomes for all. Our assurance of the quality of building solutions, service delivery, and innovation has been built on becoming the leading healthcare design and build modern methods of construction (MMC) main contractor.
Multiple Pre-Approved OJEU Compliant Procurement Options
As the only design and build modern methods of construction modular main contractor modular buildings specialist to be on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Procure23, NHS Shared Business Services Modular Buildings, CCS Modular Building Solutions, and NHS Commercial Solutions Modular/Prefabricated Building Solutions Frameworks, we can offer a wealth of procurement options for your projects. With over 15 years of experience in successfully supporting and leading bid applications for partner NHS Organisations, we reduce the complexity and costs in your procurement with proven value for money, predictability, and reassurance concerning responsible use of public funding.
Flexibility and Adaptability of our Volumetric Modular Buildings
Pressure on NHS Estates to grow with the demands of the community has been a common challenge for many years. Thanks to the next-generation aspects of our point-loaded structures we can offer increased efficiencies and the ability for future reconfiguration (Design and Remodelling) to meet a Fit-for-the-Future estate. With multiple cost-saving points over the life of the project, this starts with reduced costs of groundworks and finishes with a lower cost for future adaptability or re-location of the accommodation, reducing through-life cost and positively contributing to sustainability requirements.
Robust Financial Position
As Darwin Group has grown so has our financial position, allowing us to create a stable and trusted supply chain with a large stock of critical raw materials offering continued assurance of your delivery programme and cost. In 2022, we attracted significant capital investment from Kartesia to deliver our organic growth plans, including further investment in our manufacturing facilities. A family-owned and operated business, in 2022 Darwin Group was recognised in the Financial Times 1000 Fastest Growing Companies in Europe.
Sustainability through Innovation
With a ‘fabric first’ approach to design and build that focuses on the performance of the components and materials that make up the building fabric, and using innovative building-systems technology, we are already leading the way in the drive to meet Net Zero Carbon (NZC) Requirements. By using our volumetric modular buildings, we reduce waste, develop repeatable NZC Strategies, and deliver a positive contribution to the Circular Economy, all whilst delivering Cost and Programme Predictability.
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