Merit Awarded Place On NHS Modular Framework To Meet Demand For Improved Healthcare Facilities

Offsite Built Hospital Design

Leading offsite construction specialist, Merit, has been awarded a place on the new NHS Commercial Solutions Modular Building Solutions Framework.

Procured through a competitive tender process, Merit’s specialist healthcare division, Merit Health will support in providing services across all 3 lots which include provision of a catalogue of products; purchase and hire of modular/pre-fabricated buildings and bespoke modular solutions.

Merit’s drive to improve productivity and build better healthcare facilities has been a key focus over the last year. The North East based organisation launched Merit Health in the Autumn of 2020 followed quickly by the expansion of its offsite factory to 270,000ft2 to cope with UK wide demand in early 2021.

Tony Wells, Managing Director for Merit, said, “This is a fantastic result which means that Merit Health can deliver its offsite building platform to a range of NHS and public sector organisations through a formal framework route. Our focus on improving productivity through the latest offsite techniques is paramount in supporting the NHS to deliver next generation healthcare facilities quicker, which is so important during these critical times. Offsite construction has already proven to reduce timelines and costs with improved quality.”

Stephen Ellesmere, Senior Project Manager for NHS Commercial Solutions, commented, “We are pleased to announce NHS Commercial Solutions’ new modular and pre-fabricated buildings framework is now live. With the increasing challenge to rapidly expand building capacities this framework provides a fast, cost effective and versatile solution without interrupting services. It covers solutions for all public sectors including theatres, diagnostic facilities, morgues, offices and lots more. Further information is available on NHS Commercial Solutions’ website.”

About Merit

Merit is one of the UK’s leading offsite engineering and construction specialists and prides itself on the ability to design and engineer controlled environment solutions for the healthcare, bioscience, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, aerospace, aviation and nuclear sectors, specialising in the delivery of complex cleanroom construction and M&E services that require stringent regulatory approvals.

Headquartered in Northumberland, it employs 160 people in the UK with further offices in London and Scotland. For further information visit

About Merit Health

Merit Health is a dedicated healthcare and life sciences division of offsite engineering and construction specialist, Merit. It delivers high-quality hospitals, laboratories and manufacturing facilities, faster than ever before, with lower build and maintenance costs. The Merit Health buildings address the need for improved infection control, containment, adaptability and sustainability.