Team announced for latest in nation’s wave of emergency facilities

BDP has been chosen to design the emergency Nightingale Hospital in Harrogate, it has been announced.

The new 500-bed facility, part of the government’s response to the covid-19 pandemic, involves converting the Harrogate Convention Centre in North Yorkshire to accommodate the level three critical care beds for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

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BDP, which worked on the emergency facility at the ExCel in east London, has been named lead architect on the project which is one of several “field hospitals” being brought online around the country.

The project will convert eight halls, normally used for exhibitions and events, into the temporary hospital.

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Bam Construction has been appointed design and build contractor under the government’s ProCure 22 framework, while Bam Design is carrying out structural engineering.

Silcock Leedham will provide services engineering and Arcadis the project management and quantity surveying services.

The team is working in shift patterns and working closely with medical staff and the Army. Following the completion of works, Bam’s facilities management business will help to maintain the facility.

The hospital is expected to be available for use by next weekend. All construction will have taken no longer than 14 days.