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Cube x Eurofins COVID-19 Testing Facilities Pods Installed at ASDA Car Parks Across the UK

Cube x Eurofins COVID-19 Testing Facilities Pods Installed at ASDA Car Parks Across the UK

Cube x Eurofins COVID-19 Testing Facilities Pods Installed at ASDA Car Parks Across the UK

We have partnered with ECTS to bring convenient and reliable COVID-19 testing facilities to British holiday-makers, available at various ASDA car parks across the UK. ECTS is part of the Eurofins Group, the global leader in bio-analysis and laboratory testing.

Alongside a new hybrid fuel cell system which uses stored power to generate electricity for the pod, substantially reducing generator use, the project also makes use of Continest – our unique, foldable building solution. Utilising innovative building technology, the units can be folded down and stacked for transport, thus enabling a reduction of CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to fixed portable building systems. Available in two sizes, transport allows ten CN20s (10x20ft) or twenty CN10s (20x10ft) to be transported on a single truck.

With at least 10 sites already installed, and a further 20 sites due to be installed in the coming weeks, the initiative has the potential to ease Brits into their return to travel with a hyper-convenient ‘test to depart’ service. Up to 50 sites have been agreed upon, with the potential for further expansion, helping to relieve stress as a return to travel ramps up.

Locations of the 10 existing testing pods include ASDA sites in: Ashford, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Falmouth, Hereford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Swansea, Wheatley and Yeovil.

eurofins covid testing services logo

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

Wales To Welcome 33 Cube Modular Visitor Pods At Care Homes Across The Country

Wales To Welcome 33 Cube Modular Visitor Pods At Care Homes Across The Country

Wales To Welcome 33 Cube Modular Visitor Pods At Care Homes Across The Country

Over the next few weeks Cube Modular will be spending a lot of time in Wales, delivering visitor pods to care homes in almost every corner of this beautiful country. The team is currently brushing up on its Welsh name pronunciation skills, finding those without vowels particularly tricky!

The 33 pods are being rented for six months under a Welsh government scheme which enables care homes to offer COVID-secure visits in a comfortable setting outside their main buildings. The temporary buildings have all been built to meet government grant criteria, including two separate entrances, wipeable flooring and a floor-to-ceiling screen partition inside.

The deliveries comprise three different Cube visitor pod models, all of which include ceiling lights, electric heaters, power sockets and a speaker and microphone system with hearing loop.

FP10D Pod: Where space isn’t an issue, our 6m long FP10D offers the most generous proportions.

SVP Purpose Built: Our bespoke SVP pod can be configured with alternative door positioning to suit differing layouts of care home sites.

GRP35 Pod: The most recent GRP model is also the smallest, with 2.2m width instead of 2.4m. If access is an issue it can be assembled on site.

cube modular FP10D pod
cube modular svp purpose built pod
cube modular grp35 pod

Cube’s Welsh pods have all been treated with an anti-microbial coating covering internal surfaces to give additional COVID-19 protection for a minimum of three months.

Some care homes have already got plans in place to purchase or extend rental of their pods at the end of the six month period, and will eventually re-purpose them for professional appointments such as podiatry, or as therapy rooms, garden sitting rooms etc.

In England care homes may also be able to claim funding, at their local authority’s discretion, under the recently announced extension of the Adult Social Care Infection Control funding, depending on the criteria which has yet to be announced for Round 3.

For more information and to download a brochure with pricing, visit our solutions for care homes page. 

CARE HOME VISITOR PODS

For more information about our Care Home Visitor Pods click here,

speak to our team on 01905 955814 or send us an enquiry

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

Lockdown and the Coronavirus Pandemic – A Year On

Lockdown and the Coronavirus Pandemic – A Year On

Lockdown and the Coronavirus Pandemic – A Year On

At the start of 2020, with the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, the event innovations team at Cube responded to the need for the sporting community to reduce risk of transmission through enhanced hand hygiene measures whilst communicating public health messages at events.

The result? Cube’s ‘Don’t Pass It On’ hand sanitiser station initiative.

Within the space of less than a week, our hand sanitiser stations were designed, manufactured and installed at Twickenham for the Six Nations and at the Cheltenham Gold Cup, providing the event organisers with a simple method to support hand sanitation for visitors, staff and guests in order to try and help mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

hand sanitiser station being used by cheltenham festival visitors
hand santiser station at six nations rugby, twickenham

Since then, and during lockdown, our range of hand sanitising stations have been adopted by a range of businesses and venues, including the NHS, airports, the rail network, mainstream supermarkets as well as sports grounds, stadia and clubs.

Cube has continued to innovate throughout the pandemic, responding very quickly to develop and supply modular building solutions including temporary COVID test processing laboratories, care home visitor pods, and portable vaccination centres and testing centres.

It has been a challenging time for everyone and we’re proud of what we have managed to achieve. Some of our solutions will no doubt be in demand for some years to come if not for the long term. After so many cancelled events and competition behind closed doors it is a real pleasure to be receiving so many enquiries about our event solutions as organisers prepare to welcome back the public.

OUR EVENT SOLUTIONS

HAND SANITISER STATIONS

RETAIL UNITS

BAR & CATERING UNITS

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

Speak to our team on 01905 955814 or send us an enquiry

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

Care Home Visiting Pod – Case Study

Care Home Visiting Pod – Case Study

CARE HOME VISITING POD – A CASE STUDY

Cube Modular brings Worcester Lodge Care Home’s residents and families together with a flat-packed FP10D care home visiting pod.

THE BRIEF

In December 2020, Cube provided Worcester Lodge Care Home, part of the Osborne Care Community, with a dedicated care home visiting pod. With the advent of the pandemic, visits were initially taking place in a dedicated room which meant that visitors had to pass through the main care home building. As government guidance on visiting changed the home felt that the risk posed by visitors coming into the building was unjustified and alternative arrangements needed to be explored.

CLIENT: Osborne Care Community

VENUE: Worcester Lodge Care Home, Somerset

PRODUCT SUPPLIED: FP10D (flat-packed care home visiting pod)

INSTALLATION DATE: 11th December 2020

Cube Modular’s visiting pods offered the perfect solution:

  • Visits take place in a dedicated external building, so visitors do not need to enter the care home itself
  • The care home could furnish the pod themselves and make it personal, comfortable and homely
  • The size of the pod is generous
  • It was very easy to have it installed in the car park
  • Wheelchair ramps made access easy for residents

We were also selected as the chosen supplier due to the fact that Osborne Care Community were enamoured with Cube’s company ethos, our pricing was attractive and offering a short lead time meant that the pod would be in place in time for the busy Christmas period.

WHAT WE SUPPLIED:

CARE HOME VISITING POD, MODEL FP10D (WF)

INTERNAL DIMENSIONS: 5844 mm x 2225mm x 2300mm

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS: 6058mm x 2438mm x 2591mm

DOOR DIMENSIONS: 760mm (w) x 2100mm (h)
Maximum opening width 735mm

NUMBER OF DOORS: 2

WINDOWS: Two 800mm x 1000mm uPVC double glazed ‘tilt & turn’ inwardly opening windows with manual internal sun shutters

INTERNAL SCREEN: Fixed aluminium frame with 5mm perspex

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION: two double power sockets, led ceiling light, ceiling mounted RCD, external 32amp three pin commando socket (32amp single phase connector from mains supply supplied by client)

HEATING: Two 1.5kw wall mounted heaters

INTERCOM SYSTEM: Speaker and microphone system with volume control

ACCESS RAMPS: Two metal checkerplate ramps

FLOOR COVERING: Grey carpet tiles throughout 

THE RESULT 

During these challenging times, it has been very important for Worcester Lodge to find a solution where families could be connected and reunited in a safe, secure and risk-mitigating way. Cube’s care home visiting pod has been extremely well received by staff, residents and visitors alike. On the home’s private Facebook page for relatives of residents, many have expressed their delight and gratitude by posting thank you messages and sharing photographs with the group.

Joshua Slator, Director at Osborne Care Community, shared with us the following story:

Janet Cover, whose husband Tony is a resident a Worcester Lodge, said that visiting the pod for the first time was lovely and she cried happy tears. “It was wonderful”, she said “so much better than a window visit.” Tony was also very comfortable and very happy to see Jan. Janet can’t thank Worcester Lodge enough for all the care the home is giving to her husband.

“The FP10D pod has been an incredible addition to the home to allow safe and secure visits for families. It is spacious, easy to get up and running and to kit out with our own furniture to make it homely. Without doubt it has made a difference to people’s lives in the run up to Christmas. The intercom is easy to use and clear for people to hear. The ramps make access simple. Could not be happier!”
Joshua Slator, Director, The Osborne Care Community

worcester lodge care home visiting pod
care home visiting pod

Find out more about our Covid-19 solutions

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

Cube Modular builds COVID-19 screening test facility at Gatwick Airport

Cube Modular builds COVID-19 screening test facility at Gatwick Airport

Cube Modular builds COVID-19 screening test facility at Gatwick Airport

A new COVID-19 screening test facility at Gatwick airport, built by Cube Modular, went live today.

Within the new facility, ExpressTest, a division of Cignpost Diagnostics Ltd and Gatwick airport’s official screening partner, will offer fast and accurate tests for Gatwick passengers and employees, as well as the general public. Located within the airport’s Long Stay Car Park at the South Terminal, the screening site was built in record time by Cube Modular using Cube’s popular foldable Continest containers.

Brandon Weston, Cube Modular’s MD said, “Since the beginning of the year, the Cube International group has been actively finding ways to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. After our very popular ‘Don’t Pass It On’ hand sanitiser initiative, which became an overnight success at businesses and venues across the UK, and our Care Home Visitor Pods, which are being installed at care homes up and down the country to ensure safe visitations between relatives and residents, we are delighted our portable buildings are also being used as Covid-19 screening test centres, including this facility at Gatwick airport.”

At the newly-built screening centre at Gatwick, pre-departure and post-arrival screening tests are available for Gatwick passengers, as well as for staff and local residents. The test results will be made available the next day. Plans are also in place for the screening facility to satisfy post arrival requirements for the Government’s expected “test and release” scheme which will ease travel restrictions and quarantine time.

gatwick airport screening facility
care home visitor pod guests

Cignpost Diagnostics and Gatwick Airport announced the opening of the new COVID-19 screening centre at a press launch on Friday 27th November 2020.

Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, Gatwick Airport, said: “Reducing the spread of COVID-19 is a priority for us alongside giving confidence to so many people who have missed travelling during this difficult year. Our new screening facility is also a convenient service to offer people in the region looking for extra reassurance. We are pleased to be subsidising the price for our passengers and any staff based at Gatwick so they are compliant with current destination requirements that many of airlines including easyJet, British Airways and TUI fly to.”

ExpressTest Founder Nick Markham added: “We are delighted to be Gatwick airport’s official screening partner.  We launched ExpressTest to give people peace of mind, whether that’s enabling travel through our Fit to Fly certificates, or providing the reassurance needed to safely visit friends and family abroad or within the UK.  In the next couple of months we aim to have more than 30 locations operating across the UK, with the ambition of giving the British public the confidence to go about their daily lives in these uncertain times.”

gatwick airport screening facility
care home visitor pod guests

Find out more about our Covid-19 solutions

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

Care Home Visitor Pods Bring Residents And Families Together For The First Time Since Lockdown

Care Home Visitor Pods Bring Residents And Families Together For The First Time Since Lockdown

Care Home Visitor Pods Bring Residents And Families Together For The First Time Since Lockdown

Cube Modular has delivered three care home visitor pods to the Eastleigh Care Home group in Devon. The covid-secure guest pods, branded as ‘Visitor Hubs’, were installed at the entrance of three of the group’s luxury care homes, enabling residents and loved ones to be reunited in person in the same room, for the very first time since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Eastleigh Care Homes pride themselves on offering a warm and caring environment for their residents, with a mission ‘to make it a family environment and fulfil people’s lives’. The new visitor pods now enable residents of the homes to be reunited with family and friends in a controlled, private, relaxed and covid-secure setting.

care home visitor pods
care home visitor pods

Owner and Chairman Garry Wilson said: “We look to provide a facility and service which emulates everything I would look for if it were for me or my family. A warm and caring environment, with our residents at the heart of everything we do.

“Following a long period of lockdown and shielding, with currently no end in sight, we are totally delighted to offer our residents and their families a new and secure area to meet up. The smile on everyone’s face says it all. Staff, residents, family and friends at Eastleigh is just thrilled with the solution Cube Moduar has provided for us. The visitor pods have brought us a ray of sunshine during these most troubling times.” 

Brandon Weston, Cube Modular’s MD, added: “We are thrilled that our care home visitor pods have been so well received. The response to our covid-secure portable building initiative has been immense. With further restrictions announced by the government recently, we are delighted that we can offer care homes a unique, modular solution which enables comfort for residents through personal contact with loved ones, in a most safe, secure, and risk-mitigating way. We hope to install many more at care homes across the UK.”

Cube Modular’s Visitor Pods are a modular foldable container solution for Care Homes in the UK. Fully flexible in size, configuration and internal fit-out, units can be set up in minutes and are available on both a hire and purchase basis. The pods installed at the East Street, Raleigh Mead and Minehead nursing and residential care homes were delivered fully carpeted, with wheelchair ramps and heaters added, for easy access and additional comfort for the winter months ahead.

modular foldable containers

CARE HOME VISITOR PODS

For more information about our Care Home Visitor Pods click here,

speak to our team on 01905 955814 or send us an enquiry

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses.