Interserve Construction is carrying out a contract to convert three hotels into COVID-19 isolation centres. These are accommodating patients who are recovering from the disease.
Interserve Construction has been appointed by the Department for Health & Social Care (DHSC) to convert the Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel hotel. The DHSC is using these facilities as an isolation and quarantine facility should it be required. As a result, these accommodations are mainly being use by international visitors to the UK who develop coronavirus symptoms. Britons who are returning home from countries that have COVID-19 cases are also using these isolation centres.
Interserve Construction is also converting the Holiday Inn Brent Cross and the Crown Plaza Stockley into isolation units on behalf of the Home Office. They are also accommodating asylum seekers who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.
Mark Buckle, Divisional Director, Interserve Construction, said: “Interserve Construction and Interserve Engineering Services have considerable experience and strong capabilities in delivering significant NHS facilities across the UK, as evidenced by the work we have done on the new NHS Nightingale Birmingham Hospital.”
Interserve has already converted two other facilities into isolation units on behalf of the NHS. Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral and a conference centre at Kents Hill Park in Milton Keynes are among the facilities.
As the principal contractor, Interserve Construction delivered the first phase of the NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham on behalf of the NHS and the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. More than 400 employees and contractors and 60 Gurkhas from the British Army worked over 86,000 hours on the project.
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