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Rainbow Hospitals Delivered in three Weeks

Rainbow Hospitals Delivered in three Weeks

Working alongside NHS staff and our supply chain we worked 24/7 to create temporary Rainbow Hospitals at Deeside Leisure Centre and Bangor University.

Renamed Ysbyty Enfys Glannau Dyfrdwy (Rainbow Hospital Deeside) and Ysbyty Enfys Bangor (Rainbow Hospital Bangor), both projects have now been handed over in under three weeks to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to provide additional beds to help meet demand over the coming weeks and months should it become necessary.

The projects have been delivered by Integrated Health Projects (the joint venture between VCUK and SRM).

Deeside Leisure Centre
A 16,000 sq. ft indoor wooden skate park was demolished with over 40 cleaners undertaking a high-level clean of all steelwork and services (assisted by nine scissor lifts and two cherry pickers). Within 72 hours, over 600 tonnes of screed had been hand laid across the former skate park and ice rink. This included 6000m2 of vinyl flooring, with fully welded joints, laid across the three main ward areas.

An on-site team of over 200+ worked in excess of 45,000 hours (with no accidents or riddors) to create the 430-bed facility through continual 24/7 shift patterns, including across the Easter Bank Holiday.

The project was successfully completed and handed over on Monday 27 April, with VINCI Facilities commissioned to carry out the hard FM, giving the client the continuity of a VINCI presence.

Bangor University
The 223-bed field hospital was successfully handed over to the Health Board on Monday 20 April and saw Bangor University’s existing Sports Centre converted into a fully functioning hospital in just 16-days.

Over 100+ on-site employees and contractors worked over 18,000 hours to deliver the project and in excess of 6,000m of cable was used.

“I was pleasantly surprised when the Health Board made the call to ask us to help deliver these schemes. We established a collaborative working environment with the Health Board staff, users, local building control and their advisors very quickly and we are delighted to have transformed these projects into hospitals in less than 3 weeks!”
John Roberts, Regional Managing Director

Date: 30 April 2020

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