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Hanson supplies concrete for new Nightingale hospital

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Hanson’s South West team has supplied the concrete foundation pads for a new NHS Nightingale hospital, which is underway in Exeter.

The site of a former DIY store is being transformed into a 120-bed hospital, set to open later this month (June 2020), to take COVID-19 patients from Devon, Cornwall and neighbouring counties to support the existing hospital network should it be needed.

The concrete supplied to GWorks Ltd has been used to create the foundation pads for the modular units which form the extensions to the existing building, as well as bases for various mechanical and electrical plant, medical gas storage and scanning facilities. Hanson has also supplied the new drainage and kerbing.

The team is providing a prioritised ordering service, which is critical due to the nature of the design release and extremely tight programme.

Matt Coffey, Contracts Manager at GWorks, said: “Hanson has been our preferred supplier of concrete in the Exeter area for many years so was the obvious choice when we were approached by BAM to work with them on the Nightingale Hospital.”

“We have an excellent relationship with the Hanson team in the area and the service we have had – and continue to receive – in supplying the hospital has been incredible.”

“The scheme design is very fluid, which has resulted in short notice for some sizable pours. Hanson has given us a great supply throughout and gone over and above what is expected. Without their support, we certainly would not have been able to achieve the progress made so far.”

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