BAM selected to build NHS Nightingale hospital in UK

WCN Editorial Team 7 Apr 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

BAM Construction has been selected as a design and build contractor for a project to convert Harrogate Convention Centre in North Yorkshire, England into an NHS Nightingale hospital to treat the coronavirus patients.

Being developed as part of the government’s response to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, the new 500-bed facility will accommodate the level three critical care beds for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Under the contract, BAM will convert eight halls to create partitions, flooring, and the specialist mechanical and electrical zones.

BAM, which had secured the contract under the Government’s ProCure 22 framework, will receive assistance from BAM Design, which has been selected to deliver structural engineering.

For the project, Building Design Partnership (BDP) is serving as a lead architect while Silcock Leedham will provide services engineering.

Additionally, Arcadis will be responsible for providing project management and quantity surveying services.

BAM Construction North East pre-construction director Paul Cleminson said: “We have mobilised immediately with a team which is working 24 hours in shifts around the clock, following Government guidance about safe working and delivering these emergency facilities to assist the effort to support our NHS.

“I’m delighted to say we have first rate partners, and that our extensive and recent experience of healthcare projects in the north of England will serve us well, having worked several times with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust over the years.

“Over our distinguished history of service to the UK, BAM has probably built more healthcare schemes than anybody: in excess of 400.”

Upon completion, BAM’s facilities management business will provide support to help maintain the facility, which is planned to be completed shortly.

The Harrogate Convention Centre is located North Yorkshire, England. (Credit: Harrogate Convention Centre)

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