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Member awarded MBE for Jersey Nightingale hospital build

Garenne’s Marc Burton recognised for his role in building Jersey hospital in just 25 days
Jersey General Hospital – Nightingale Wing
Jersey General Hospital – Nightingale Wing

Marc Burton, chief executive of the Channel Islands operation of the Garenne Construction Group, was awarded an MBE in the 2021 New Year’s Honours list.

The award is in recognition of his role as project director – J3 Ltd for the construction and delivery of the Jersey General Hospital – Nightingale Wing (above), which was designed and erected in 25 days.

He said: “I’m truly honoured to have been awarded an MBE for services to the Jersey community during the covid-19 pandemic.”

Marc Burton

“I really must say thank you to a fantastic team, which saw Jersey’s construction industry pull together and work collaboratively with many government departments”

Marc Burton, Garenne Construction Group

“Whilst this is a personal award, this project was truly a team effort and I really must say thank you to a fantastic team, which saw Jersey’s construction industry pull together and work collaboratively with many government departments including HCS [Health and Community Services], GHE [Growth, Housing and Environment], Property Holdings, Treasury, Planning, Building Control, Fire and Ambulance services and the Office of the Chief Executive.

“We employed 521 local people and 83 businesses to construct this 180-bed facility in a green field in just 25 days.

“A special thank you goes to my colleagues at J3, Garenne, Camerons, SRM and Geomarine for their valuable knowledge and support and a design team that worked around the clock.”

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