COVID-19: Hanson concrete for new NHS field hospital
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 16:55
Concrete supplied for installation of oxygen tanks for field hospital currently under construction in Swansea
HANSON have supplied concrete for a key site in Swansea to support the NHS in meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The single-tiered former factory and film studio site at Bay Studios, in South Wales, is being transformed into Swansea field hospital – providing temporary medical care and support to people affected by the virus in the area.
Swansea Council is working with contractors and suppliers on the project to reconstruct the inside of the building into a modern hospital setting, with new lighting, electricity, drainage and ventilation being installed prior to medical equipment and beds.
‘We have supplied site sub-contractor T Richard Jones Ltd with 100 cubic metres of concrete from our Swansea plant for the installation of oxygen tanks as part of the initial phase of this new care facility,’ said James Angell, Hanson Concrete area general manager, South Wales.
‘Supporting communities close to our sites has always been a goal for Hanson and we are very proud to play our part in this collaborative effort in helping our vital health service to tackle the demands of this medical emergency.’
Once complete, the 11,000 sq m unit will create around 850 extra beds for the NHS. It will also include rest areas for nursing staff, toilets, changing areas and catering areas for staff and patients.