Financial and commercial solutions provider, SAF Solutions, designed the ‘bespoke procurement structure’ to support the procurement of the modular multi-service outpatient facility for King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. King’s College Hospital serves over 700,000 patients across four London boroughs, and was facing severe capacity constraints due to a lack of available space and urgent upgrades required to its current facilities.
Modular building specialist, Premier Modular, handed over the new outpatient consultation and procedure facility within nine months, with the modules installed on site on an existing car park at the hospital in just 23 days. It houses 48 purpose-designed consultation rooms, and eight procedure rooms, for a range of services – including dermatology, rheumatology, respiratory, neurosciences, pain management, and urology, as well as other aspects of surgery and therapies.
Managing Director at SAF Solutions, Jane Tabiner, said: “This was a fantastic project to be involved in, and SAF has played a pivotal role in helping make the UK’s largest modular offsite construction project within the NHS a reality. This is a fantastic achievement for both SAF Solutions and Premier Modular. Collaboration and partnership were central to the project’s successful delivery. We worked closely with the team at King’s College Hospital to understand the Trust’s financial needs, and designed a bespoke solution that fits the bill.”
The new facility will help reduce waiting times, while improving the patient experience for urgent care services. The use of existing hospital estate to house it will also allow the Trust to redevelop other areas of the site.
SAF says it created a funding structure ‘tailored to suit the Trust’s ‘significant investment’, and the construction agreements already in place with Premier Modular. It said: “The finance solution can be adapted to align with the Trust and its patient’s evolving needs, and also takes the initial building and development elements into account, amalgamating costs into a single, monthly fee.”