£6.6m facility provides 35 additional beds for COVID-19 patients
The global Coronavirus pandemic has heightened the demand for additional medical facilities across the UK and, to address this, the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust appointed Darwin Group to provide a new emergency ward.
Delivered inside six months, the 1,394sq m modular ward was built at the Shropshire-based firm’s factory using modern methods of construction (MMC).
The £6.6m facility provides 35 additional hospital beds at Barnet Hospital and is fully Health Technical Memoranda (HTM) compliant – meaning the design, installation, and engineering behind the facility are in line with best-in-class healthcare standards.
Handed over on time and to budget, Darwin Group took on all stages of design, planning, engineering, and construction from start to finish.
Charles Pierce, managing director at Darwin Group, said: “This is our third permanent hospital ward that we have delivered during the Coronavirus outbreak, following on from schemes at the Royal Albert Infirmary in Wigan and New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.
“Our skilled in-house team of designers, planners, and architects have considered the specific needs of each hospital along the way and how to match these with the surrounding environment – and our delivery at Barnet Hospital is a best-in-class example of that.”