The temporary hospital will be housed within the 4,000 sqm Exhibition and Conference Centre at the University of West England and will comprise 300 intensive care beds.
Faithful+Gould will provide cost management services for the hospital conversion, working with Kier and BDP to support North Bristol NHS Trust in achieving best value for money while ensuring the project is delivered safely and at pace. The role also comprises progress valuation to ensure prompt payment and support of suppliers during this critical collaboration project.
Marc Menear, Head of Commercial Services at Faithful+Gould’s Bristol office, said: “I am thrilled that we can make a tangible difference in this effort to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. It is a privilege to be working on a Nightingale Hospital as part of the construction industry’s contribution to the vital work of the NHS.”
Work has already begun on-site, with the hospital due to be completed shortly. The hospital in Bristol is one of nine NHS Nightingale Hospitals being built after the first was set up in the ExCeL London exhibition centre. The remaining sites will be created in Birmingham, Cardiff, Harrogate, Glasgow and Manchester, Exeter and Wearside.