In July 2020, during the height of the first wave of COVID-19, Kwikspace was called upon to supply prefabricated modular units to Rand Water for COVID-19 screening purposes. In addition to bumping up its screening facilities, the project included the manufacture and delivery of a kitchen and canteen units to supplement the water utility’s existing Kwikspace office buildings.
Two units measuring 3.58 m x 11.62 m & 3.58 x 6.98 m function as a permanent screening facility and are placed at the entrance to the premises. The kitchen/canteen, which measures 3.58 x 6.98 m, was supplied with an under-counter double basin, under-counter geyser, cupboards and work tops.
“Delivery of the units required some ingenuity from our team,” explains Gerry de Beer, Senior Accounts Manager, Kwikspace. “We commissioned a crane to correctly position the kitchen unit between existing units, and also relocated a storage container prior to positioning the COVID screening facilities.”
Rand Water is one of many organisations that has relied on Kwikspace prefabricated buildings to erect COVID-19 testing stations in the shortest possible time. “While we adhere to all safety protocols and legislation around COVID-19, like social distancing and additional work-place hygiene practices, Kwikspace undertakes to keep to its commitment of providing space quickly,” de Beer says.
He says that in keeping with the company’s name, Kwikspace supplies rented units within 10 working days from receiving the order, and in two to six weeks for purchased orders. “However, where the orders are for COVID-related purposes,” de Beer stipulates, “we endeavour to deliver the order sooner rather than later.”
Kwikspace was sub-contracted by King Civil for this part of a greater Rand Water project.