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Hospital ward delivered by lorry
Part of a new wing for Lincoln County Hospital
One of the 56 modules

A 56 piece modular building is being delivered to Lincoln Hospital by a convoy of lorries.

The modules will be fitted together on site and will form a two storey building housing 56 beds.

Built in Driffield,the units are arriving on site at a rate of one an hour, where a 500 tonne crane has been hired to unload the modules.

The building has cost 7.8 million pounds and should be operational by the end of March 2010.

The new building will comprise of two new wards for Lincoln County Hospital, 56 beds with 28 on each floor, made up of a mix of four bed en-suite and single en-suite rooms.

Hospital spokesman Mike Speakman said: "They are being purpose-built for us so that they provide state-of-the-art accommodation for our patients."

He said the modules took 10 weeks to build in hangars in Yorkshire - compared to 53 weeks to construct in a conventional build.

The hospital's Ruston Ward was knocked down to make room for the new wards.

The units were built in Driffield near Hull in former aircraft hangar where all the internal work was done as well - such as the installation of sinks and toilets.

They measure 17m by 4m (55ft x 13ft) wide and weigh 18 tonnes each.


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