Interserve has handed over the new NHS Nightingale Hospital at the NEC in Birmingham to the NHS to treat covid-19 patients.
The temporary 800-bed facility was opened by the Duke of Cambridge and health secretary Matt Hancock via a video link.
More than 400 employees and contractors and 60 Gurkhas from the British Army worked more than 86,000 construction hours on the project, while following the guidance issued by the Construction Leadership Council.
Interserve will now continue to work at the NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham to increase patient bed capacity up to 4,000 beds.
Paul Gandy, managing director, Interserve Construction, said: “Interserve Construction and Interserve Engineering Services together with all our contractors can be proud of what has been achieved delivering the new Nightingale Birmingham Hospital on time.
“Drawing upon our considerable experience delivering construction projects for the NHS, we have worked 24 hours a day to build this hospital. Despite the major logistical challenges, it shows what can be achieved when people come together from across the construction sector. I would like to thank all our everyone involved for their phenomenal efforts in delivering this critical project.”