We have been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide 25 standalone Covid-19 test centres across the UK. The majority of sites will be delivered by the end of October. We are very pleased to be playing our part in the national effort to support the NHS in increasing testing capacity in the current pandemic.
The first centre arrived on site in Bolton yesterday – and opened this afternoon to help address the local demand for testing. Our next site will be Portsmouth.
Procured through Crown Commercial Service, our contract involves detailed logistical planning and high-level project management to provide all the facilities required for each test centre – a 110sqm testing building, offices, staff welfare including canteen and toilets, and all services – generator, water supplies and waste management.
This is a fantastic example of how modular construction can help the NHS respond to changing local needs and an urgent requirement to rapidly increase capacity.
The contract follows our successful delivery of 1700sqm of modular buildings for the new Nightingale Hospital in Exeter in just four weeks.