Yorkshire firm BAM Construction has been appointed as the main design and build contractor for the NHS Nightingale Hospital in Harrogate.
Jane Imrie

Contractor named for Harrogate emergency Nightingale Hospital

The team set to deliver the new emergency Nightingale Hospital in North Yorkshire has been unveiled.

Yorkshire firm BAM Construction has been appointed as the main design and build contractor on the project, which will see Harrogate Convention Centre converted into an emergency hospital facility in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Lead architecture firm on the project is BDP, which has worked on the emergency facility at the Excel Centre, while Silcock Leedham will provide services engineering, with Arcadis LLP providing project management and quantity surveying services.

BAM Construction, which is already working on projects for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, will deliver the conversion to accommodate level three critical care beds on behalf of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Paul Cleminson, pre-construction director for BAM Construction in the North East, commented: “We have mobilised immediately with a team which is working 24 hours in shifts around the clock, following Government guidance about safe working and delivering these emergency facilities to assist the effort to support our NHS. We’re very proud to be involved.

“I’m delighted to say we have first rate partners, and that our extensive and recent experience of healthcare projects in the north of England will serve us well, having worked several times with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust over the years.

“Over our distinguished history of service to the UK, BAM has probably built more healthcare schemes than anybody: in excess of 400. We even built emergency hospitals during both World Wars. So we feel a sense of poignancy to be doing this now.”

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