Nightingale Hospital Exeter : From initial design to first patient in just a few weeks
6/7/20: TClarke has confirmed its ability to deliver high quality, complex healthcare infrastructure at exceptional speed. As the project is completed, our partners at BAM and Hoare Lea reflect on TClarke’s contribution.
Karl Friedrich of consultants Hoare Lea said:
“TClarke are excellent mechanical and electrical contractors, we like them a lot, they have a real can do attitude and we’re always happy when they turn up. The Hybrid Nightingale at Exeter is not a standard job – this is a completely new thing; the fact that TClarke are installing elements that are so complex, so quickly is phenomenal. We’ve worked with them on many projects before – They are just excellent.”
Andy Whitnell of BAM International has also worked with TClarke on a series of healthcare infrastructure projects:
“Working with TClarke on a healthcare project is great really – I’ve worked with them in healthcare for four years and their intimate knowledge of all the systems and what actually goes in a hospital is second to none.”
The hybrid Nightingale M&E installation is indeed complex, involving two 11 Kv substations, a 32,000m oxygen plant, medical air and vacuum plants, two 2,500amp distribution systems, many thousands of metres of pipes and cables and numerous air handling units.
Group CEO Mark Lawrence commented:
“None of this was easy and success was not a foregone conclusion. This project presented substantial challenges. Our teams have worked hard and applied a great deal of expertise to deliver an excellent facility for the people of the South West. What you can see is that they have achieved exceptional speed and at the same time delivered the high quality compliance that is required. This is a flagship job for TClarke every bit as outstanding as the complex data centres and city towers we are known for.
“TClarke has the scale and quality of resource right around the UK to deliver high quality infrastructure. Our local teams take pride in every job – as these comments confirm. And when the challenge goes way beyond business as usual (as has been the case here), they show the commitment and capability to get the job done.
“As the UK now looks to build a new generation of infrastructure and to ensure it gets value, commitment and the quality it needs, we are ready and able to play our part in building that future.”