Faithful+Gould helped deliver London Excel and NEC Birmingham, Nightingale Tesco Express Stores

Holly Kerr
Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, provided Principal Designer and Health & Safety services for ‘pop-up’ Tesco Express stores inside Nightingale Hospitals.

Tesco has built these stores at the emergency Nightingale Hospitals, which have been created to help the NHS handle the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Officially opened on April 20th, the stores will provide NHS workers with 24-hour access to essentials, allowing them to shop quickly and conveniently.

Faithful+Gould ensured that Covid-19 site operating procedures were included in the principal contractor’s construction phase plan. Scoping meetings and conference calls were included in our scope to discuss and enforce Covid-19 procedures.

Kim Turnbull, Regional Director commented “Faithful+Gould is proud to have supported these stores for Tesco and the NHS in the current pandemic.”

The project onsite mitigating measures included:

  • Three shifts system implemented to minimise the number of operatives onsite and expedite the programme.
  • An additional site manager to solely manage the Covid-19 measures.
  • Sanitiser stations installed onsite.
  • Break time has been phased to encourage social distance.
  • Additional face masks have been provided by the principal contractor.
  • Site inspections and audits were undertaken by Faithful+Gould and included Covid-19 procedures compliance.

Distribution Centres

We were also asked to provide Principal Designer and Health & Safety services for the reopening and fit out of a retail distribution centre at Middleton, near Oldham as well as for the expansion of a distribution centre at Fenny Lock, near Milton Keynes. They were urgently required to support the retail distribution network for Tesco due to the increased demand during the current crisis.

Written by