Cadolto hands over turnkey new builds in a modular design
The company recently handed over a new operating theatre building in Magdeburg and a new left ventricular catherisation unit in Kitzingen to the respective clients ready to use. One thing all projects have in common is that they were planned in a very short period of time, manufactured with a high level of prefabrication and assembled very quickly. And they prove the versatility and skills of the modular construction company in various fields.
New operating theatre for Magdeburg
In June 2017, the St. Marienstift Hospital in Magdeburg commissioned Cadolto with the planning and construction of a building for an outpatient operating theatre. Since the idea was to connect it to the existing building, any disruption to the ongoing operation of the hospital had to be minimal. Thanks to Cadolto’s modular construction technology and its high level of prefabrication, noise and emissions from construction work were reduced to a minimum.
The building planned with the architect Ines Bornkessel from A.BB Architekten in Magdeburg covers a gross floor area of 404 m². The two storey new build houses the medical area on the ground floor and a building services room on the first floor.
The ten modules for the outpatient operating theatre were manufactured at Cadolto’s workshops and then transported by lorry to the construction site. There they were quickly assembled into a finished building and equipped with the remaining medical technology.
This operating theatre was not the first building for the hospital in Magdeburg: Back in 1993, Cadolto produced a gynaecology unit with an operating theatre for the St. Marienstift Hospital. Other members of the “Elisabeth Vinzenz Association of Innovative Hospitals” have also implemented projects together with the modular construction specialist from Cadolzburg.
Left ventricular catherisation unit for Kitzingen
Cadolto handed over the new turnkey extension at Klinik Kitzinger Land on 20 July 2018. The contract was awarded to Cadolto in January 2018. Now – just six months later – the modular building has been handed over to the client. The modular left ventricular catherisation unit will be used to examine both outpatients and inpatients in the future.
Cadolto began planning the new building as soon as the contract had been awarded in January 2018. Subsequently, manufacture of the seven modules commenced in Cadolzburg. The modules were delivered to the construction site by special transporters at the end of May 2018, assembled in just one day and then completed during the following six weeks. The final step was the installation of the remaining medical technology for the left ventricular catheterisation unit.
Cadolto won the tender against a number of competitors. The advantages of Cadolto, such as the high level of prefabrication and the reduced period of construction, were the decisive factors for the client. Cadolto was able to guarantee this and to minimise any disruption to the ongoing operation of the hospital. Cadolto’s modular construction system enables an 80% reduction in construction site traffic and significantly less emissions.
The single storey building, measuring approx. 250 m², was connected to the hospital’s existing ward unit. The new extension, which was designed by the architecture firm Kosel in Würzburg, will be connected to the supply system of the existing hospital building. In addition to the diagnostics unit, a number of functional units will also be provided.