Offsite Solutions bags bathroom pod contract at £69m hospital

OFFSITE Solutions has secured a contract to supply bathroom pods for the new £69 million East Lothian Community Hospital.

Morrison Construction is principal contractor for the Haddington facility, appointed by hub South East Scotland on behalf of NHS Lothian.

Offsite Solutions will provide 134 factory-built bathroom pods for the project. These units will be supplied without floors to allow for continuous level flooring throughout the wards and avoiding the need for thresholds to make the bathrooms fully accessible.

The  firm said the pods will “easily” accommodate a patient and a carer, and will have a wider pre-prepared aperture for two door leaves for easy access. The wash basins, toilets and showers will be pre-installed in the Offsite Solutions factory in Somerset. The pods will be installed in batches throughout 2018.

Paul Godwin, design manager at Morrison Construction said, “Having the bathrooms arrive on site as a finished product gives us the benefit of a significant programme saving and this use of offsite construction means we need less labour on site, which is safer and more efficient.”

David Small, partnership director at East Lothian Health and Social Care added, “I am impressed with the way work on site is forging ahead. People in East Lothian will benefit from having this state-of-the art facility, which will help us to deliver more services much closer to home.”