Interserve was main contractor on the conversion of the NEC Birmingham into an NHS Nightingale hospital
Interserve has won deals to convert three hotels into coronavirus isolation centres to accommodate patients who are recovering from the disease.
The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has awarded Interserve a deal to convert the Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel hotel, which has been block-booked by the government to use as an isolation and quarantine facility for international visitors to the UK who develop coronavirus symptoms, as well as UK citizens returning home who show symptoms.
Elsewhere, Interserve Construction is converting the Holiday Inn Brent Cross and the Crown Plaza Stockley hotel into isolation units on behalf of the Home Office. They will accommodate asylum seekers who exhibit symptoms associated with covid-19.
Interserve has already converted two other facilities into isolation units on behalf of the NHS; at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral and at a hotel and conference centre at Kents Hill Park in Milton Keynes. They were used to quarantine British citizens who were evacuated from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Mark Buckle, divisional director, Interserve Construction, said: “Interserve Construction and Interserve Engineering Services have considerable experience and strong capabilities in delivering significant NHS facilities across the UK, as evidenced by the work we have done on the new NHS Nightingale Birmingham Hospital.”
Interserve Construction delivered the first phase of the NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham on behalf of the NHS and the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. More than 400 employees and contractors and 60 Gurkhas from the British Army worked over 86,000 hours on the project.