TClarke onsite, transforming former store into Exeter’s NHS Nightingale Hospital

20/5/20: Collaborating with principal contractor BAM, Premier Modular and the NHS, TClarke is working around the clock to deliver a new 120 Bed Hospital for Covid-19 Patients. Rob Faro, Director, TClarke UK South reports:

In this, the latest of a series of emergency projects for the NHS, we are now onsite, working around the clock to help with the design, planning and installation of a new hospital on the site of a former Homebase store. The project is moving at exceptional pace.

I am very proud to say it is a multi-party collaboration, involving BAM, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust, NHS England, Hoare Lea, Stride Treglown, Ward Williams Associates, Peninsula Project Consulting Arup, SDS and many others.

As well as providing specialist healthcare input into design, we are delivering the HV and LV infrastructure, medical gasses (oxygen, vacuum, medical air), heating, critical and comfort cooling, specialist ventilation, ventilation infrastructure, water, gas and drainage infrastructure, fit out of modular units, emergency power infrastructure, nurse call, BMS, life safety systems, prefabricated boiler plant and prefabricated distribution.

We are fortunate to be able to offer the in-house expertise to respond to urgent and large scale projects. We have the close supply chain relationships and we have the local teams that are needed in this situation. It is good to be able to call on these resources and play our part.

TClarke is ‘go to’ contractor for complex healthcare

Group CEO Mark Lawrence commended the company’s healthcare teams nationwide. 

“TClarke is the ‘go to’ contractor for complex healthcare projects. The team we have put into Exeter has mobilised with great speed. I am proud of all the TClarke teams – serving the NHS and also other critical services around Britain at this time. This is one of several Nightingale Hospitals and many NHS projects with which we have been, and continue to be involved.”