Sir Robert McAlpine
The building and civil engineering giant Sir Robert McAlpine has donated site cabins to hospitals across the country, including Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and Kettering General Hospital in Northamptonshire. The cabins, usually found on their building sites, have been specially adapted for NHS staff for the duration of the national response of the COVID-19 crisis. Sir Robert McAlpine are also building a number of temporary hospitals, including a Nightingale Hospital in Jersey, pictured below.
Materials firm Marshalls manufactured and donated 100 tonnes of screed to help the construction of a Covid-19 hospital in central Manchester. The floor of the hospital needs to be suitable to take the weight of army vehicles, ambulances and other vital vehicles that will be connected to the running of the hospital specifically for those with coronavirus. Marshalls began supplying screed immediately upon being brought into the project and opened its manufacturing site over the weekend to keep up with demand.
Designed and made operational in under two weeks, The Dragon’s Heart hospital in Cardiff will help to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with space for up to 2,000 additional beds planned in total. The first 300 operational beds are located within the hospitality spaces and corporate boxes in the existing stadium and work is continuing at pace to complete the new ward infrastructure on and around the pitch. This includes building one of Europe’s largest tented structures under the stadium’s closed roof and constructing large raised platforms over the lower stands. Mott MacDonald is project manager, lead designer, cost consultant and employer agent for the project as part of a programme of work delivering the Dragons Hearth Hospital for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. The consultancy is leading the consortium of companies which includes Archus, responsible for healthcare planning support, ESG Global as construction coordinator and overlay design, architects BDP, and Hoare Lea as building services engineer.
Specialist civil engineering firm Keltbray has finished the car park for London’s new Nightingale Hospital in the Excel Exhibition Centre. NHS staff and contractors can now travel to work safely, park their cars there and serve the public at this time of crisis.
Vinci Construction UK
Working alongside NHS staff, VINCI Construction UK Ltd. is leading Integrated Health Projects and its supply chain working day and night to create temporary Rainbow Hospitals at Deeside Leisure Centre and Bangor University in Wales. Renamed Ysbyty Enfys Glannau Dyfrdwy (Rainbow Hospital Deeside) and Ysbyty Enfys Bangor (Rainbow Hospital Bangor) they will form two out of three sites that have been handed over to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to provide a combined 1,000 additional beds to help meet increased demand over the coming weeks and months. BCUHB is working in partnership with local authorities and military planners to rapidly establish the hospitals so they can begin providing care for patients by the end of April. VINCI Construction are delivering the work as part of Integrated Health Projects (IHP) under the Welsh Health Framework (IHP, the joint venture between VINCI Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine, is also leading on the development of the Nightingale field hospital in Manchester) began work last weekend to demolish the 16,000 sq. ft indoor wooden skate park at Deeside Leisure Centre, which will be converted into the main ward space for the hospital. When it is completed Rainbow Hospital Deeside will have 430 beds and Rainbow Hospital Bangor 250.
NMC are proud to assist and support our fantastic NHS, on behalf of their client CBRE, completing essential line marking works at The NEC, Birmingham. Within hours of first contact, NMC were able to mobilise its Southern team to complete line marking works at the NHS Nightingale Hospital, Birmingham. The lines create the emergency parking bays for the ambulances bringing critical patients to the new 500-bed hospital at entrance to the National Exhibition Centre.The hospital, fully operational in just two days, will initially hold 496 beds divided into four wards, with the potential to be immediately increased to 800 if needed. The hospital can also be massively scaled up in phases if infection rates worsen across the region, with a second phase of up to 2,000 beds and a worst-case third phase, up to 4,000 beds and NMC are on hand to assist at every stage should we be required. NMC have asked CBRE to donate the funds for this project to the NHS Charity.
Bryson, a leading importer, manufacturer and distributor of fixings, temporary protection and safety products, supplied essential supplies including PPE and hygiene products to the contractors working on the NHS Nightingale Hospital in London and were actively involved in supporting the critical care field hospitals in Birmingham and Manchester. During this challenging time Bryson continue to stay open for essential supplies including PPE, hygiene products and other much-needed materials with next day and same day delivery to help in the fight against COVID-19, with special priority to NHS and care providers throughout the UK.
Kingspan has supplied roof and wall panels, structural systems, insulation boards and building services solutions to key NHS projects across the UK, helping these facilities to be made active quickly and efficiently, ready to provide crucial care. Projects have included isolation and intensive care units for hospitals in Cardiff, Norfolk, Norwich, Guilford and King’s Lynn, temporary hospital facilities in Birmingham, Swansea and Harrogate and several different medical supply logistic centres and manufacturing plants. Kingspan insulated panels have also been used to create vital vaccine development and testing facilities in Harwell and Belfast. Additionally, Kingspan Insulated Panel’s Coldstore business has been supporting a number of fast-tracked projects relating to the cold food supply chain classified as critical infrastructure by the Government, helping to meet the increased demand for food production, storage and distribution.