Ardmac launches MediPods in Irish and UK healthcare market

The MediPods are stand-alone modular buildings that are manufactured and fitted out in a controlled factory environment.

Construction specialist Ardmac has launched MediPods in Ireland and the UK, offering a fast, flexible solution for modular, on-demand and high-value medical workspaces to support the healthcare sector.

The MediPods are stand-alone modular buildings that are manufactured and fitted out in a controlled factory environment.

“The MediPod units are an innovative solution that can be constructed and deployed within weeks for a rapid response in times when business continuity, refurbishment and temporary location needs are critical”

They have been designed for applications ranging from ICU and isolation units and are part of a suite of offerings Ardmac is now providing for high value workspaces and technical environments across the healthcare, pharma, research and IT sectors.

The company, which is headquartered in North County Dublin and has with offices in Manchester, Cork, Craigavon and Brussels, recently announced a partnership agreement with US based Germfree Laboratories, a specialist in the design, engineering and manufacture of advanced biological containment laboratories.

Self-contained and safe

The self-contained Pods are designed for ease of delivery by road and ready for rapid installation on site. They can be sited and ready for use within days, minimising disruption to the site location.

Commenting on this latest offering, Ronan Quinn, CEO at Ardmac said: “At Ardmac, we are committed to continually reviewing and enhancing our portfolio of high-value workspaces to meet the needs of our customers. 

“The MediPod units are an innovative solution that can be constructed and deployed within weeks for a rapid response in times when business continuity, refurbishment and temporary location needs are critical.”

MediPods are scalable in a multi-module arrangement and reconfigurable allowing for future reuse or redeployment. The units have been designed to comply fully with the HTM/HBN standards for specialist healthcare construction and should rapid deployments be a priority, these can be provided with services to meet more basic requirements.

The company, which employs more than 300 people, hope the first modules can be available within four to six weeks, depending on complexity of design.

By Stephen Larkin

Published: 22 April, 2020