Stroke Unit, Maidstone Hospital

Stroke Unit, Maidstone Hospital

Sector: Healthcare
Procurement: JCT Minor Works
Value: £4,500,000
Client: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Services: Contract Administrator & Quantity Surveyor
Status: Complete

This project consisted of the extensive refurbishment and alterations to the existing Stroke Unit at Maidstone Hospital to provide an extended bed facility and upgraded support spaces.

The works were split into two phases. The first phase of works included the construction of new rooms and the refurbishment and upgrade of existing facilities. These form part of the Stroke Unit for the main hospital, and include an enlarged acute assessment bay and associated support spaces, as well as inpatient and day patient ward areas, assessment areas, clinic / consultant rooms and support spaces.

Phase 2 involved the configuration and refurbishment of existing areas alongside the construction of a communications facility within the unit.

All works were carried out in a live hospital environment.


Community Diagnostic Centre, Maidstone Hospital

Community Diagnostic Centre, Maidstone Hospital

Sector: Healthcare
Procurement: NHS SBS Modular Buildings Framework Agreement
Value: £3,500,000
Client: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Foundation Trust
Services: Quantity Surveyor
Status: On-Site

Modus are providing Quantity Surveying services to Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust for the extension and replanning of the design and installation of a CDC at Hermitage Court in Maidstone, Kent.

Following the Covid pandemic, temporary diagnostics units were positioned on a nearby site to the hospital (Hermitage Court). These temporary units provide mobile outpatient imaging services, which releases traffic from the main site.

The Trust will develop this into a more permanent solution, with two projects. The first being the fit out of an existing unit for outpatient x-ray services, the second being the construction of a modular Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) to provide CT and MRI scanning and supporting consultation spaces. The modular unit will release the need for the mobile scanning units.

Modus are working closely with the client and contractor to ensure the works can be completed within the Trust’s budget, whilst ensuring the scheme adequately serves the needs of the hospital and it’s patients.


Thanington Primary School, Canterbury

New Primary School for Thanington, Canterbury

Sector: Education
Procurement: NEC4 Professional Services Option A
Value: TBC
Client: Kent County Council
Services: Quantity Surveyor
Status: Pre-Construction

Modus have been appointed as Quantity Surveyor on the construction of a brand new primary school for Thanington, Canterbury.

The new educational facility will provide vital school places for children from surrounding residential developments and will adopt an MMC construction methodology.

The project will be delivered in two phases. Phase 1: A new primary school with a 1FE teaching provision, 2FE core and external landscaping. Phase 2: Remaining 2FE teaching provision.         

Once completed, the new school will provide 420 places for pupils aged 4 to 11 years old with an integral 26 place nursery, playing fields, playground and Multi-Use Games Area.                 

Phase 1 is due to complete intime for the beginning of the September 2025 term.


Station Plaza, Hastings

Station Plaza, Hastings

Sector: Residential
Procurement: .Construction Management
Value: £undisclosed
Client: Nieucon Ltd.
Services: Project Co-ordination & Cost Planning
Status: Construction

Station Plaza is the regeneration of a brownfield site adjacent to Hastings Train Station. The development will consist of 3 new residential buildings comprising of 103 apartments. Works are due to start on site in early 2024.

Modus are supporting our client with project co-ordination and cost planning services. 

CGIs courtesy of Rohacs Architects. 


Bridgewell Assisted Living, Bracknell

Bridgewell Assisted Living, Bracknell

Sector: Residential/Care
Procurement: Design & Build
Value: £undisclosed
Client: Bracknell Forest Council
Services: Quantity Surveyor
Status: On-site

Modus are acting as Quantity Surveyor on behalf of Bracknell Forest Council on the construction of a new build supported living development.

The accommodation will comprise of a two-storey building with four different households, each consisting of five bedrooms.

The new facility will support residents with learning disabilities and mental heath issues in being able to live more independently.

Works are currently on-site with completion due in 2025.


Student Union Lounge, Canterbury Christ Church University

Student Union Lounge, Canterbury Christ Church University

Sector: Education
Procurement: JCT ICD 2016
Value: £620,000
Client: Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU)
Services: Quantity Surveyor
Status: Complete

The works comprised the reconfiguration of an existing lecture space, Ag50, and conversion into student union space.

The new student lounge now provides a functional yet inspiring environment for students, and brings the Student Union back on campus. Despite working with a tight deadline, the project was handed over successfully in time for the new academic year.

The SU also launched their rebrand to coincide with the opening of the new space and the beautiful internal furnishings were undertaken by the SU direct.


Affordable Homes Phase 4, Thanet District Council

Affordable Homes Phase 4, Thanet District Council

Sector: Residential
Procurement: Design & Build
Value: £TBC
Client: Thanet District Council
Services: Employer’s Agent / Quantity Surveyor
Status: Pre-contract

Following on from the completion of Thanet District Council’s Affordable Homes Phase 3, Modus have been re-appointed by the local authority as Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveyor for the 4th Phase of the programme. Consisting of 49 units, the scheme will include a mix of flats and houses.

The four developments at Dane Valley Arms, Tomlin Drive, Staner Court and Clements Road, will constitute Phase 4 of the council’s affordable housing project and are the first to be targeting ‘net zero’ to keep down the costs of heating and hot water.

The scheme is funded via a mix of right to buy receipts, Thanet District Council’s Housing Revenue Account – new properties reserves, DLUHC Brownfield Land Release Find grant, and Public
Works and Loan Board borrowing.


Community Diagnostic Hub, Buckland Hospital Dover

Community Diagnostic Hub, Buckland Hospital, Dover

Sector: Healthcare
Procurement: Intermediate Building Contract 2016
Value: £1,400,000
Client: East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust / 2gether Support Solutions
Services: Contract Administrator / Quantity Surveyor
Status: Complete

Modus provided Contract Administration and Quantity Surveying services to East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust on the construction of a Community Diagnostic Hub at Buckland Community Hospital in Dover.

The works comprised an MRI Pad, the formation of a CT Suite / waiting area and UTC / treatment area within the existing hospital building.

The new Diagnostic Centre will achieve earlier diagnoses for patients through easier, faster, and more direct access to a fuller range of scans and tests
needed to understand patients’ symptoms. 


Darwin Science Block, Towers School Ashford

Darwin Science Block, Towers School, Ashford

Sector: Education
Procurement: NEC3 Option A
Value: undisclosed
Client: Kent County Council
Services: Quantity Surveyor
Status: Complete

Modus provided Quantity Surveying Services to our client Kent County Council for the refurbishment works to the Darwin Science Block at the Towers School in Ashford.

The proposed changes would provide 7Nr Science teaching labs, 2Nr Studio spaces and related prep rooms and office space. The access arrangements were upgraded to allow for access to the ground floor labs. The proposal also included replacement of the heating, ventilation and cooling systems, providing more efficient and suitable provision. There were some changes to the entrance and egress to make the building compliant from a fire safety and an external fire escape is also included. 


Almshouses, Lenham

Almshouses, Lenham High Street

Sector: Residential / Community
Procurement: Traditional MWD 2016
Value: £400,000
Client: The Honywood and Douglas Charity
Services: Contract Administrator / Quantity Surveyor
Status: Complete

Instructed by The Honywood and Douglas Charity, Modus provided Contract Administration and Quantity Surveying services on the conversion and extension of an existing dwelling and garage into 3 one-bed residences.

An Almshouse is a house founded by a charity and provides accommodation to those most in need in the local area. 


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