Mott MacDonald, Faithful + Gould and Arcadis all have roles on hospitals

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A host of consultants have been parachuted in to support the construction of coronavirus hospitals across the UK

Mott MacDonald and healthcare consultancy Archus, have been appointed to support the delivery of NHS Nightingale Hospital North West in Manchester. 


Working on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement, the pair have provided project management, cost consultancy and technical advisory services for the temporary facility at Manchester Central conference centre.

It is being built by IHP, a joint venture between Vinci and Sir Robert McAlpine. 

The hospital will have up to 630 beds for patients and will provide care for those who no longer need to be in a critical care environment. 

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Meanwhile, Faithful + Gould has been appointed to provide cost management services to the 300-bed NHS Nightingale Hospital being built by Kier in Bristol.

The temporary hospital will be housed within the 4,000m2 Exhibition and Conference Centre at the University of West England and will be made up of intensive care beds.

BDP is also working on the Bristol facility. The architect, which worked on the emergency facility at the ExCel in east London, is also the lead architect at the Harrogate facility while Silcock Leedham will provide engineering services. Arcadis is providing project management and quantity surveying services.

Aecom has also been appointed to work on one of the temporary hospitals with the counsultant brought in to provide engineering, consultancy and project management services for the NHS Louisa Jordan hospital in Glasgow.

The conversion of the Scottish Events Campus will initially provide NHS Scotland with 300 beds as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The consultant is providing services including project management, cost management, electrical, civil and structural engineering, IT design and health and safety advice.