Kwikspace was contracted to supply the structure for a 50-patient clinic at the Northern Cape’s Kuruman hospital, which will be specifically used for testing and treating COVID-19 patients. The project, financed by one of the multinational mining houses with operations in the area, was implemented because of the increase of COVID-19 cases in the region during August and September 2020.
To realise the required space, Kwikspace used its Kwikspan technology (also known as multi-slice), which is used to fabricate relocatable buildings in factory modules. Two Kwikspan modules and one double-wide, double-long building were linked to create the clinic, which consists of isolation units, an ICU ward, nurses station and main building.
The 10-week project, which included installing air conditioning, window blinds, glass double swing doors, and internal and external skirting, was concluded in mid-November. “The exterior skirting completes the building, providing an aesthetically pleasing apperance that enhances the image of the clinic,” says Gerry de Beer, Senior Accounts Manager, Kwikspace.
Supply and installation of internal electrics and plumping formed part of the scope of work, while Kuruman Hospital assumed responsibility for external reticulation.
Available to rent or buy, modular construction double-wide structures can be used for industrial, residential and commercial applications. They provide the ideal space without the costs of building fixed premises, providing a significant saving for either long-term or short-term applications.
Kwikspace is one of Africa’s largest manufacturers of prefabricated, modular buildings, with an established footprint in 27 African countries across the construction, mining, oil & gas, education, healthcare and community service sectors. Established in 1972, the company employs almost 300 people, with a 500 000 m² manufacturing facility in Kliprivier, Gauteng. Kwikspace maintains the largest modular building rental fleet in South Africa.